Power consumption of robot joints could be 40% less, according to a laboratory study

22 August 2014

Robots are being increasingly used in industrial processes because of their ability to carry out repetitive tasks in a precise, reliable way. Right now, digital controllers are used to drive the motors of the joints of these robots. And it is no easy task developing and programming these controllers so that they will work efficiently.
Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in Spain analysed a way of propelling these systems or robots in a more energy-efficient way and has shown, on a laboratory level, that in some cases energy consumption can be cut by up to 40%. An article about the research is published in Control Engineering Practice (News Item UPV/EHU, 3 July 2014).
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