A prototype of a novel energy efficient variable stiffness actuator

L.C. Visser, Raffaella Carloni, F. Klijnstra, Stefano Stramigioli

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    Abstract

    In this work, we present a proof of concept of a novel variable stiffness actuator. The actuator design is based on the conceptual design proposed in earlier work, and is such that the apparent output stiffness of the actuator can be changed independently of the output position and without any energy cost. Experimental results show that the behavior of the prototype is in accordance with the theoretical results of the conceptual design, and thus show that energy efficient variable stiffness actuators can be realized.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2010
    Place of PublicationUnknown
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages3703-3706
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4123-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
    Event32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Duration: 31 Aug 20104 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 32

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society Press
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryArgentina
    CityBuenos Aires
    Period31/08/104/09/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-271115
    • New Actuators for Robotics
    • IR-74477
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231554
    • CE-Advanced Robotics
    • EWI-18743
    • Variable Stiffness Actuators

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