Humanoid Robots Becoming More Agile

ams AG's magnetic position sensors are enabling robots to become more agile with human-like movements.


Humanoid robots took over Las Vegas during CES 2017, especially the Robotics Marketplace. Seemingly everywhere you turned another humanoid robot was dancing its way through CES.

To achieve human-like movements, robots need to have fine motor control of their limbs. And magnetic position sensors allow next-generation robots to do just that. Magnetic position sensors are a low-power, low-cost alternative to traditional rotational measurement technologies.

Related: The Role of Magnetic Position Sensors in Robots and the IoRT

The popular Nao robot from Softbank Robotics, for example, has 36 sensors from ams AG that help it move. Check out the short video below we took at CES 2017 of the Nao robot standing up from a seated position to battle through the last day of CES.

We asked ams how many robots at CES used its sensors. The company was unsure, but rest assured many of the robots there were powered by ams. The company recently released the video atop this page that provides a quick overview of how some of its sensors help robots come to life.

For more information about how magnetic position sensors are playing a key role in next-generation robots, check out the “Creating More Human-Like Robots” episode of The Robotics Trends Show.

 



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