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- Light-Weight Robots
The structural and transmission design of the Light-Weight Robot
Experts believe that service robotics will become a driving force for the economy of industrial countries like the automobile industry nowadays. A huge market seems to arise for smart light-weight robots. Purely position controlled standard industrial robots with a load to weight ratio of 1 : l O or even less do not have the performance and features needed for future robotic applications (in particular on mobile platforms). Robots with kinematics and sensory feedback capabilities similar to the human arm are urgently needed.