|Apr 19 2013 11:30AM
Laboratoire de robotique
On the design of a statically balanced serial robot using remote counterweights
A 7-DOF partially statically balanced robot has been developed for physical human
robot interaction. The gravity compensation technique uses remote counterweights connected to the robot via a low-pressure hydraulic transmission. Low-friction diaphragm cylinders are used in order to provide very low residual friction. A two-stage
balancing bench allows a unique moving counterweight to be used to adapt the balancing to a payload of up to 10 kg, that is the maximal payload of the gripper. The robot can be easily moved passively while being capable of physically assisting humans in
the performance of tasks.