FIELD AND SPACE ROBOTICS LABORATORY
Heavy Load High-Precision Mobile Manipulation
William Becker, MS student
A high precision, mobile robot manipulator with 7 degrees of freedom is currently under development, handling heavy loads while completing complex tasks in dynamic environments. The robot uses direct-drive electric motors based on a new motor architecture developed at Foster-Miller Inc. that allows for 50 times the torque-density of existing direct-drive motors.
Figure 1. An early-stage design proposal of the mobile robot.
The robot is specified to manage among other things:
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