The aim of this research project is the development of a continuum robot, which is extensible and retractable and able to deploy along non-linear paths with follow-the-leader motion.
To achieve this, we are developing tendon-actuated segments with adjustable length to improve the motion and bending range. Each segment is equipped with spacer disks with permanent magnets such that their alternating polarity orientation enables equidistant distribution at each segment length. Thus, constant bending behavior is guaranteed. METABot is the abbreviation for Magnetic Extensible Tendon Actuated roBot.
DE 10 2014 113 962: Arbeitsmechanismus. Leibniz Universität Hannover. T.D. Nguyen, J. Burgner-Kahrs
M. Neumann, J. Burgner-Kahrs:
Considerations for Follow-the-Leader Motion of Extensible Tendon-driven Continuum Robots.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016 (in print)
T.D. Nguyen, J. Burgner-Kahrs:
A Tendon-Driven Continuum Robot with Extensible Sections.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2130-2135, 2015
Involved Researchers and Students at LKR
- Thien-Dang Nguyen (Bachelorarbeit, HiWi, seit 05/14)
- Ernar Amanov (seit 11/14)
- Maria Neumann (Masterarbeit, HiWi, 03/15-12/15)