Examinations in robotics have been essentially coordinated toward the design of robots with a huge degree of knowledge, capable of high adaptability. Nonetheless, almost no examination has been done on the design of a robot manipulator as an executive mechanism of the intelligent control system, whose top-notch configuration will permit the modern capacities forced by the control framework.

Exploratory examinations of robot precision show unsatisfactory outcomes which limit their future wider application. This is the reason why the off-life programming of robots has not been generally utilized, without which it is difficult to envision a more significant integration of robots in the CIM environment.

Reasons for the low degree of robot precision are underscoring the non-corresponding choice of the robot coordinate system, algorithmic and computational mistakes, and drive and transmission element design. Comparison with corresponding results picked up from examinations of CNC machine tools can’t be dodged on account of the way that robots are additional machines from which precision is required. What is absent in robotics today, however which unavoidably is required is the foundation of a standard methodology for testing robot accuracy and other performance.

The research by Arizona State University exhibits how curved origami structures can prompt tunable flexibility in robots. Tunable flexibility permits a robot to change its stiffness dependent on the job needing to be done, which in the past has demonstrated to be hard to execute with simple designs.

Hanqing Jiang is a mechanical engineering professor at the college and lead creator of the paper named “In Situ Stiffness Manipulation Using Elegant Curved Origami.” The work was published in Science Advances.

“The consolidation of curved origami structures into robotic design gives a surprising chance in tunable flexibility, or solidness, as its complementary idea,” Jiang said. “High flexibility, or low stiffness, is similar to the delicate landing navigated by a cat. Low flexibility, or high stiffness, is like executing a hard bounce in a pair of stiff boots.”