"Design proposals for hyper-redundant robotic arms and human-friendly robotic articulations"
Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit (Fried Unit) would like to invite you to a Seminar by Mr. Rafael Ferrin, Iwate University.
Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Venue: D015, Level D, Lab1
Researcher, Iwate University, Japan
Title: Design proposals for hyper-redundant robotic arms and human-friendly robotic articulations
Hyper-redundant robotic arms, sometimes called snake arms, are robotic manipulators with a high number of articulations, allowing them to bend, turn and twist to avoid obstacles and reach areas of difficult access. They are commonly used for inspection on several industry fields and for rescue scenarios, but there are also other fields where they can be a valuable approach, including surgery and service robots.
After a brief exposition about the state of the art and emerging technologies on this field, I will propose a design based on certain improvements of existing outdated technology and compare the advantages and limitations of the proposed design with the state of the art technology.
Later on, I will talk about a variation of that design concept that leads to some interesting human-friendly articulations (articulations that can be actuated while interacting with humans, pets, plants or clothes without risk of damage).