Invented a system based on twisting threads for work in production

Developers of the NTI Competence Center in the direction of "Technologies of Robotics and Mechatronics Components"

based on the University of Innopolis, which includeslaboratory, proposed to create robotic devices with drives based on twisting threads. We are talking about several thin cables that are twisted by an electric motor.

A new system is being created to work:

  • in production,
  • for carrying heavy loads,
  • for functional rehabilitation of limbs after a stroke.

Such developments will become assistants to workers inindustry, logistics, transportation, agriculture. This is now in demand, because the attractiveness of physical labor is falling and the requirements for the quality and quantity of products are increasing. Another significant category of the population is the elderly and people with musculoskeletal disorders who need help in everyday life: eating, climbing stairs, carrying objects and ensuring mobility. A long-term solution to this problem will be the use of wearable robotic systems that can respond to human commands and help him in solving the necessary tasks.

Igor Gaponov, Head of the Laboratory for Mechatronics, Control and Prototyping.

As told at the Innopolis University, theywill be the first in the world to obtain the results of a study of human neuromuscular activity during interaction with devices based on twisting drives: based on these data, the development will be optimized.

The authors hope that their work will have a direct impact on the development of the fields of assistive and rehabilitative robotics, as well as human-machine interaction.

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