As robotic systems and applications become more and more complex, the danger of costly damage to robots increasingly distracts developers from the important work of developing even radically different motion control and planning strategies. Furthermore the dynamic properties of current robotic systems are not sufficient for human tasks such as throwing or running. Typical actuators cannot provide the required power during peak loads without getting too bulky and heavy. Therefore, we are convinced that major steps in space and service robotics are only possible if future robotic systems are:
This motivated the design of the DLR Hand Arm System which competes with the kinematic, dynamic and force properties of the human arm using variable passive compliance actuators. This highly integrated mechatronic system consists of 52 drives and 112 position sensors.
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