soft robot II

Martin Raak | 24. July 2014

Here is another example of a “soft” application. In this case, I only programmed the START and the END position by “teach in”. 2 or 3 intermediate positions have roughly been teached (without any precision). The Robot arm does not know anything about “inverse kinematics”, circle mathematics and so on. The movement is possible, because […]


igus motion editor (open source software) new documentation

Martin Raak | 14. February 2014

our open source software can be downloaded for free here: The software can only be used with a certain hardware configuration (that consists of NANOTEC step motor drivers and an ATMEGA CRUMB 2560 Chip). The hardware is currently not part of our scope of delivery! The implementation steps to use the software is explained in […]


angle sensors in the robolink joints

Martin Raak | 6. February 2014

We have noticed, that for some people it is not clear how our angle encoders work and how to make use of it. Here are some facts about them: 1) we use incremental encoders from AMS (AS5304A), absolute encoders are not possible in the current design, 2) in order to define the ZERO position for […]


“remote control”

Martin Raak | 24. January 2014

combination of 2 similar robolink arms controled by the encoder signals of the 1st one. You can see our NEW drive unit for 6 DOF in this video. That will be released at Hannover fair 2014 (April):   Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!


robolink at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Martin Raak | 21. May 2013

Ty Trembley at WPI works on a research project with our 5 DOF arm, driven by MAXON motors, MAXON control units and using a ROS control package. Please find it’s documentation here: Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!