Energy Efficient Actuation with Variable Stiffness Actuators

L.C. Visser, Raffaella Carloni, Stefano Stramigioli

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    Abstract

    Research effort in the field of variable stiffness actuators is steadily increasing, due to their wide range of possible applications and their advantages. In literature, var- ious control methods have been proposed, solving particular problems in human-robot and robot-environment interaction applications, in which the mechanical compliance introduced by variable stiffness actuators has been shown to be beneficial. In this work, we focus on achieving energy efficient actuation of robotic systems using variable stiffness actuators. In particular, we aim to exploit the energy storing properties of the internal elastic elements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Workshop for Young Researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2010)
    Place of PublicationTübingen, Germany
    PublisherMax Planck Institute
    Pages5
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2010

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    Keywords

    • METIS-271096
    • IR-74102
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231554
    • Energy Efficient Actuation
    • EWI-18665
    • Variable Stiffness Actuators

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    Visser, L. C., Carloni, R., & Stramigioli, S. (2010). Energy Efficient Actuation with Variable Stiffness Actuators. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop for Young Researchers on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2010) (pp. 5). Tübingen, Germany: Max Planck Institute.