High-Speed Robotics

High-Speed Robotics

Postby Markus Waibel on 28 Aug 2009, 07:45

Researchers at Ishikawa Komuro Lab's have created a high-speed robot hand that can perform impressive acts of dexterity and skillful manipulation.

Examples shown in a recently released video show the manipulator dribbling a ping-pong ball, spinning a pen, throwing a ball, tying knots, grasping a grain of rice with tweezers, and tossing a cell phone into the air and re-grasping it.

The hand achieves these amazing feats by using photo detectors and tactile sensors with response times of less than 1 milli-second. Using high-speed actuators with harmonic drive gears, the hand can close in less then 1/10th of a second.

For more information, have a look at Ishikawa Komuro Lab: http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html
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Re: High-Speed Robotics

Postby IKE on 28 Aug 2009, 20:30

:shock: :shock: :shock:

That is beyond impressive, you should interview them for your podcast.
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