New Actuation Technology is Needed for
Advanced Robotic Systems
Multiple actuators must reside within constrained
High Power Density
High degree of freedom systems and serial link mechanisms
require weight miminization and maximal force output.
High Force/Low Spped
Efficient operation at lower speeds would eliminate complex and
bulky reduction transmissions
Since cable transmissions predominate advanced robotic systems, linear
actuation eliminaates rotary/linear conversion.
Static robotic configurations with current technologies consume
Autonomous robotic systems will eventually require high density