In today’s world, the ability of robots to interact with humans and objects in the environment is still very limited.
Truly dynamic interactions are hardly possible because interaction forces cannot be accurately controlled. Also, for the same reason, robot mobility is typically restricted to a delimited working area, except for some simple and slow household devices. Since mobile robots are usually wheel based, mobility is additionally limited to unobstructed and even terrain. The next major step in robot evolution will see robots leaving the structured factory environment. This requires versatile and highly mobile mechanical devices to move and operate autonomously in unstructured environments, collaborating with humans where needed.
As a consequence, robot capabilities need to be massively improved in three areas:
At Wyss Zurich, the ANYmotion team is addressing these challenges by developing a set of three closely related products, each one providing its unique customer benefits for a wealth of robot applications:
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