project specification

Highly Dexterous Manipulation System

The HDMS includes dual robotic manipulator arms and a moveable humanoid torso that can be easily mounted onto a robotic platform to efficiently conduct a variety of missions, including explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations, manufacturing, healthcare, and others. It's designed specifically for mobile systems, and is extremely flexible and configurable. The HDMS is available in multiple dexterity configurations, including, but not limited to 11, 15 or 16 degrees-of-freedom (DoF). The system’s ability to mimic human interaction provides numerous benefits for military, civilian and industrial usage.

Specifications

Degrees of freedom11, 15 or 16
Power DC voltages
SoftwareROS

Overview

It's  designed specifically for mobile systems, and is extremely flexible and configurable. The HDMS is available in multiple dexterity configurations, including, but not limited to 11, 15 or 16 degrees-of-freedom (DoF). The system’s ability to mimic human interaction provides numerous benefits for military, civilian and  industrial usage.

Tele-operated control is achieved using Imitative Controller technology. Traditional controller methods (i.e. dials/switches, gaming controllers, etc.) are not practical for effectively and efficiently controlling highly dexterous manipulator arms, especially dual-arm systems. The Imitative Controller provides highly intuitive control of dexterous dual-arm manipulation systems. The two-arm robot can pull items apart, remove the cap from a bottle, lift heavier weights with two arms, and brace itself with one arm while performing tasks with the other —even under harsh conditions. 

The 11-DoF HDMS system can lift nearly triple its body weight. The robot is specifically designed to minimize power consumption during heavy lifting. This is accomplished by maximizing the use of strong joints, thereby reducing the number of joints that are used to perform a given task.  

HDMS is a modular system. It is vehicle independent and can be integrated onto a variety of mobile robotic platforms. HDMS is also end-effector independent. It features a Quick Release technology, which allows end effectors at the end of a robotic arm to be quickly and effortlessly changed.  Quick Release technology allows users to swap out tools that are catered to specific tasks. This makes the system efficient and versatile.

Available in 11, 15 or 16 Degrees of Freedom:

  • 11 DoF:  Two identical 5-DoFarms (shoulder roll,   shoulder   pitch,   shoulder   yaw,   elbow pitch, wrist roll) with a torso pitch.
  • 15  DoF:  Two  identical  7-DoF  arms  (includes all  of  the  above  plus  a wrist  pitch  and  an additional wrist roll joint) plus a 1-DoF torso pitch.
  • 16  DoF:  Two  identical  7-DoF  arms  plus  a  2-DoF torso (pitch and yaw)

References

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