Design of a linear gravity compensator for a prismatic joint

Do Won Kim, Won Bum Lee, Jae Bok Song

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Most existing mechanical gravity compensators have been developed for revolute joints that are found in majority of articulated robot arms. However, robots such as patient transport robots use prismatic joints, which need to handle a heavy payload. In this study, a high-capacity linear gravity compensator (LGC), which comprises pure mechanical components, such as coil springs, a rack-pinion gear, a cam, and a wire, is proposed to compensate for the payload applied to a prismatic joint. The LGC is designed to generate a constant compensation force regardless of the payload position. The device can be manufactured at a low cost and has a significantly long lifespan because it uses coil springs to serve as an elastic body. Experiments demonstrate that the robot with the LGC can handle a load of 100 kg more than the robot using the same motors without it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6440-6445
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 24
Event2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2020 Oct 242021 Jan 24

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period20/10/2421/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Design of a linear gravity compensator for a prismatic joint'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this