AirArm – An Anthropofunctional Robot Arm with Inherent Flexibility

Speaker:Professor Dipl.-Ing. (univ.) Axel Thallemer
Seminar Date:06/09/2016
Seminar Venue:NUS Faculty of Engineering Lecture Theatre 7A (LT7A)
Inspired by nature, AirArm is a function-driven robot capable of carrying out humanoid motions. Unlike other nature-inspired research that focus on mimicking the mere structure and form of the human arm, AirArm is designed with the arm’s natural motion in mind. This industrial, pneumatic 4-axis kinematics with inherent flexibility has been researched, designed, developed, fabricated, and demonstrated by bachelor students of the scionic® I.D.E.A.L. curricula in Austria. The presentation will cover the main aspects of the methodology in designing AirArm, such as industrial design management, coupling materials and production technologies to create the purpose-driven nature-inspired robot.


AirArm, with a professional dancer, in smooth and dynamic motion

There will be time for interaction with the speaker at the end of the seminar. Light refreshment will be served.

Registration is complimentary but pre-registration is required.

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