The Bionic Handling Assistant is a development platform combining a wide range of technologies and components – from manufacturing concepts to series products like sensors and valves, actuators and grippers, to control technology and software for developing applications and products.
The Bionic Handling Assistant works in an easy, freely moving and flexible way. It is even safe if there is direct contact between man and machine. In the event of a collision, the bellows structure gives way immediately and, as a result, does not have to be carefully protected from humans as conventional industrial robots have to be.
Describes the background information of the project which includes the components that have been used, the production method (Selective Laser Sintering) and future concepts.
Tagsbiomimeticsgripperspneumatic actuatorsrobotic arms
It’s one thing for a robot to sort through a pile of rigid objects like blocks, but what about softer stuff?
Pneumatic systems are widely used in all sorts of machines, engines and industrial applications. Every pneumatic system runs on compressed air or gas, in order to move an actuator, and can be as simple as a single air-driven piston, or as complex as a mining operation with multiple actuators.
Industry 4.0 is changing the traditional way that manufacturing and production are accomplished, and a positive turn towards clean energy means that more and better air-driven components are available.