Workshop, 7th March, 13:30
Wire-driven parallel robots have moved far beyond pure
fundamental research and are now subject to numerous application
projects. The goal of this workshop is to offer a discussion forum
for both potential users and wire robot experts.
The drawback of classical parallel robot is mainly their limited
workspace, which is due to the limitation of the stroke of linear
actuator and of the passive joint motion, singularity (i.e. the
poses in which the forces in the leg may go to infinity) and legs
interference. In a wire-driven parallel robot, the linear actuators
by wires whose lengths can be adjusted as in the
SEGESTA robot from University of Duisburg-Essen.
As selected application examples have shown, the potential of
the wire robots technology offers outstanding properties when large
workspaces, transport of heavy loads or fast movements are desired.
Wire-driven parallel robots have moved far beyond pure fundamental
research - mainly done by the very active community of kinematic
analysis and design - and are now subject to numerous application
projects (e.g. EU project CableBOT: Parallel Cable Robotics for
Improving Maintenance and Logistics of Large-Scale Products).
There is a huge potential for further applications throughout
all industrial branches. The goal of this workshop is to offer a
discussion forum for both potential users and wire robot experts.
While many fundamental problems of wire-driven parallel robots are
solved, future challenges will arise from specific application
conditions and requirements. Open questions in the fields of
theoretical research, hardware design and selection, performance
analysis and geometrical design for specific requirements have to
be solved. This workshop is intended to support the networking
process and to found new collaborations and partnerships between
researchers and future users.
The presentations will cover many research aspects, giving the
audience an overview on the theoretical background, practical
application examples and lessons learned. Recent activities and
projects will be shown.
- T. Bruckmann, Application Examples of Wire Robots
- A. Pott
- J-P. Merlet, Open issues in the theory for wire-driven parallel
- M. Cecarelli, to be confirmed
- Tobias Bruckmann, Duisburg-Essen University
- Jean-Pierre Merlet, Sophia-Antipolis Inria
- Andreas Pott, Fraunhofer IPA
The presentations of the speakers will be freely available on
the workshop web site. The discussions that will be
held during the
industrial/application and academic sessions will be summarized in
a prospective report that
will be made available on the EUROP and
A conference on this subject will be organized in
Information on the workshop will be posted on the workshop web
t together with
useful links to parallel robots.
The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European
robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action
and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the
field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and
business people from all over Europe. The event will take
place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark.
More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia,
as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to
discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business
opportunities for European robotics.
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European
Robotics towards new horizons".
For more information, registration for the forum, and to become
an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum
2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu