With rapid advancements in robotics technology, persistent labor shortages and an aging population, there is a growing demand for humanoid robots and exoskeletons that offer enhanced efficiency and performance. Humanoids and exoskeletons have large potential value in diverse applications, including healthcare, manufacturing, construction and customer-service sectors. Highly efficient, precise and powerful electric motors are needed to help replicate human-like movements accurately and enhance natural human capabilities
Prioritizing performance, robotics startups often defer cost and scalability considerations. Controlling the cost aspect of SWaP-C (size, weight, power and cost) poses several challenges. To meet evolving requirements and ensure commercial viability, selecting the right motion solution becomes crucial.
In this session, speakers address three critical questions to help engineers select the optimal motor design and size for their robots:
- What are the challenges associated with developing humanoids and exoskeletons for mobile applications?
- How does choosing the right motion solutions address these challenges, especially when scaling to commercial production while maintaining cost viability?
- How can you specify the proper permanent-magnet motor to improve efficiency and operating time?