ALPHA
TO
OMEGA
A ROBOT
NEEDS A BODY

vision

hardware-bug-fixes

Roboy still has multiple issues and bugs that need to be worked on. We will find them and we will fix them. We are the exterminators.

our goal

this semester we want…

abstract

scalability in neural control

The test bench is purposed for stress testing the several motors and body parts already built into Roboy, as well as the motors and parts still being constructed.

For these tests, the bench is equipped with multiple sensors to closely measure and record the effects on the motor and connected parts, over the longer time.

The bench is placed inside a server rack, currently located in the Roboy room. This cabinet was chosen out of safety reasons, since it is planned to put up to 50kg of weight onto, for example, the arm of Roboy. If anything breaks or snaps it could break off dangerous projectiles. 

Anatomical Purpose:

Grasping oriented functional design-maximization of the force of the hand

Strength to hold things up to 10 kg

An optimized range of movement (downscaling of the actual 20 DOF in the human hand ) for grasping

Different configurations of grasping (cylindrical, spherical, lateral) → realization of different ways of grasping 

Mechatronic Functionality:

Maximization of the “outcome force of the hand” (a distinction between intrinsic hand forces and hand-wrist force), while minimizing the number of actuators

The articulated neck has a balljoint with 3 degrees of freedom for rotational motion. It is powered by several cable motors.

The range of the motions are as follows:

Yaw: +/- 30°

Pitch: +/- 15°

Roll: +/- 15°

RESULTS

roboy can now…

the team

the amazing people who work here

TEAM MEMBERS SS2018
Jürgen Lippl (Team Lead)
Michael Zintl (Agile Coach)
Daniel Suckfüll
Julius Imbery
Katharina Hermann
Seoung-Hyeon Ham

LINKS

cad files, documentations & presentations