Force Controlled Robot
Traditionally robots and humans are completely seperated for safety reasons.
To achieve safe physical interaction between a human and a robot special
desin considerations have to be taken into account.
Industry like position controlled manipulators are not suitable since the
applied forces can not be controlled.
The WAM arm provides the requiered design
Direct force control for all joints and
Backdrivability in all joints using cable drives (no wormgears)
Feedback & Queries: Jochen Heinzmann
Date Last Modified: Thursday, 24th Oct 1997