Older blog entries for bvdborgh (starting at number 36)

We have invented a new kind of actuator and it is called "the MACCEPA". The MACCEPA is a straightforward and easy to construct rotational actuator, of which the compliance can be controlled separately from the equilibrium position. The generated torque is a linear function of the compliance and of the angle between equilibrium position and actual position. This makes this actuator perfectly suitable for dynamic walking, human- robotic interfaces and robotic rehabilitation devices.

. More info on this website: http://mech.vub.ac.be/ maccepa

18 Aug 2005 (updated 18 Aug 2005 at 21:03 UTC) »

Our server was down today because there was no electricity in the building. Now are the movies and the site back available.

I have made a compilation movie of the most important robots I have seen so far

For example Asimo, Partner Robot, HRP-2, Qrio, Wakamaru, Wabian, Lokomat, Asterisk, Paro, Emiew, HAL, Papero, Muscle Suit, Lucy, Tekken,...

Compilation movie (210 MB - 30min)
Compilati on movie small (31 MB - 30min)

Humanoid Robot HR-2

The HR-2 robot was constructed during a period of three months at Chalmers University in Sweden. It has 22 degrees of freedom which enables it to easily move around imitating human motions. The robot is also equipped with stereovision giving it possibilities to perform hand-eye coordination. For that task an artificial neural network is evolved. Furthermore, the artificial brain is capable of tracking faces as well as recognising them. The HR-2 is also able to speak

If added day 8 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. with a report of Robot Caricaturist: Cooper, TELEsarPHONE, micro surgery robot, Papero, PBDR Partner Bal Dance Robot, Asterisk, ENRYU T-52 Advance and IMTS Intelligent Multimode Transit System

If added day 5 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. with a report of the Belgian National Day and robots HRP2 with human supervision, Wabian, M.M.S.E. "Man-Machine Synergy Effector" and EMIEW "Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate"

also day 6 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. This day no robots, only some cultural visits: port and castle of nagoya

also day 7 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. with reports of Android ReplieeQ1expo, Reception robot actroid, Smartpal and Security robot

All with movies of the different robots!!!

If added day 4 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. with a report of the partner robots of Toyota, the robot suit and a small movie of wakamura! Tomorrow you'll see Emiew of Hitachi, Wabian and a report of the National Day of Belgium in Aichi Japan with prince Philippe of Belgium.

If added day 3 of the robotweek in Aichi, Japan. Thank you Swirling Brain for the tip. I have also repaired 3 movies (golf robot, papero 1 and wheelchair 2) that we're not working of day 1.

Tomorrow probably a report of the show of the Partner robots, I-foot and I-unit of Toyota !!!

27 older entries...

Share this page