Twisted String Actuator(TSA) with extended variable stiffness
Goal : Expanding the fixed variable stiffness of the TSA through variation of offset between strings.
Summary Twisted String Actuator(TSA) is an actuator that can produce linear motion through twisting of strings, which converts the rotational motion of a motor into linear motion.
It does not require large space, and it can be used as an actuator suitable for exoskeletons because it can generate a lot of power even with small and weak motor.
Researcher Dongcheol Shin made a TSA with expanded variable stiffness using expanding mechanism and planetary gear structure. The variable stiffness range is extended through variation of offset between strings of TSA, and it is controlled by an analytical model of the proposed device. There is a future plan to make an exoskeleton that can respond to changes in the movement range due to the applied load through the device.
- Tendon Mechanism
- H / W Modeling
- Variable Stiffness
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