Development of a robotic manipulator based on magnetorheological fluid actuators

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Développement d'un manipulateur robotisé collaboratif basé sur des actionneurs magnétorhéologiques

Development of a robotic manipulator based on magnetorheological fluid actuators

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The beginning of human-robot collaboration for fabrication tasks is a major event for manufacturing companies and offer the possibility to extend the use of robotic manipulators to many industries. The versatility offered by collaborative robots by allowing robots and humans to be in the same workspace can greatly contribute where flexibility is needed in manufacturing operations.

However, before collaborative robots can perform task near human operators, their mechanical design must be intrinsically safe and performant. The main goal of the project is to develop a collaborative robot manipulator based on magnetorheological fluid actuators. This technology offers very good dynamic benefits such as high bandwidth and low inertia, and they are intrinsically safe for haptic applications.


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Alexandre St-Jean
Alexandre St-Jean

Université de Sherbrooke

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Alexis Lussier-Desbiens
Prof. Alexis Lussier-Desbiens

Université de Sherbrooke

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