Compact, dual axis servo drive for robotics applications.
Angle and force control
The human hand is one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. It’s no wonder researchers are eager to apply the advantages of this evolutionary design to a new generation of robotic hands.
Nowadays, thanks to the latest advancements in micro and precise drive technology together with high-performance bus technology, new sensitive gripper hands can be developed with small footprint, light weight and including several degrees of freedom.
The i102-01 is a tiny DC Servo Drive to control the fingers movement of a humanoid hand. The unit can control two brush DC motors at a time via CANopen or SPI interface.
New sensitive gripper hands for robotics – The motors in these applications are typically fitted directly into the fingers and every finger joint includes angle and torque sensors which must resolve very highly. Rapid feedback for comparing target and actual value is crucial for the function of the servo drive particularly in precise and delicate applications.