NEEDS A BODY
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.
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
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°
the amazing people who work here
TEAM MEMBERS SS2018
Jürgen Lippl (Team Lead)
Michael Zintl (Agile Coach)