Motor-less and Gear-less Robots: New Technologies for Service and Personal Robots

Claudio Rossi, William Coral, Julian Colorado

Abstract

In the last years, we have been working on exploring alternative actuation technologies for the future service and personal robots. These shall allow designing lighter and safer robots, devoid of conventional mechanical transmission mechanisms i.e. motor-less and gear-less robots. Here, we summarise our work with Shape Memory Alloys. We show that, despite their known limitations, by finding suitable niches of application, dedicated mechatronics design, and ad-hoc control strategies, SMAs can effectively be used as an alternative actuation technology for robotic systems.

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in Harvard Style

Rossi C., Coral W. and Colorado J. (2019). Motor-less and Gear-less Robots: New Technologies for Service and Personal Robots.In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-380-3, pages 414-421. DOI: 10.5220/0007955004140421


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco19,
author={Claudio Rossi and William Coral and Julian Colorado},
title={Motor-less and Gear-less Robots: New Technologies for Service and Personal Robots},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2019},
pages={414-421},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007955004140421},
isbn={978-989-758-380-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Motor-less and Gear-less Robots: New Technologies for Service and Personal Robots
SN - 978-989-758-380-3
AU - Rossi C.
AU - Coral W.
AU - Colorado J.
PY - 2019
SP - 414
EP - 421
DO - 10.5220/0007955004140421