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Jenga is fun, but stacking the blocks is lame! Why not build a robot and have it do the stacking for you?
This rapid prototyped robot was developed for Carnegie Mellon University's 16-384: Robot Kinematics and Dynamics class.
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A demonstration of basic reflexes using torque sensing of our Series Elastic Actuator modules. The base joint of the arm is being commanded to move at full speed, and switch directions if a torque limit is exceeded. The sensitive torque sensing allows the joint to switch directions even when it encounters very light interference.
A fun demonstration using a 5 degree-of-freedom arm to eat lunch. The waypoints for the arm's motion were recorded by manually moving the robot through key poses and then played back and forth to get the repeated motions shown in the video. The entire demo, from teaching the waypoints through the execution of both sets of motions, took about 15 minutes.
A demonstration of controlling dynamic motions of a 5 degree-of-freedom arm using Matlab. The repeatable motion is enabled by compensating for the effects of gravity and acceleration on each link of the arm. The series elastic actuation and torque control at each joint enable these high-speed maneuvers with low-bandwidth control. In this video, the command frequency was deliberately slowed to 25 Hz, down from the maximum command frequency of 1 kHz.