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Simon Says, Use Series-Elastic Actuators

Posted 20 Oct 2009 at 23:11 UTC by steve Share This

Travis Deyle from Hizook writes, These new robots are pretty phenomenal. I'm sure they would be of interest to your readers. He's talking about the latest Meka Robotics T2 humanoid torso, H2 Compliant hands, and S1 Humanoid head. Put them all together and you get Simon, show in the YouTube video above. Simon's mouthless head is a bit creepy and definitely timely given our recent post on the uncanny valley effect. The 4 DoF hands and 7 DoF arms rely on series elastic actuators that simulate biological compliance. For more check out Travis's blog entry which includes lots of exclusive photos, specs, and even complete data sheets that aren't up on the official Meka website yet.

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