TY - JOUR
T1 - Variable Stiffness Actuators: the user’s point of view
JF - Int. J. Robotics Research
Y1 - 2015
A1 - G. Grioli
A1 - S. Wolf
A1 - M. Garabini
A1 - M. G. Catalano
A1 - E. Burdet
A1 - D. G. Caldwell
A1 - R. Carloni
A1 - W. Friedl
A1 - M. Grebenstein
A1 - M. Laffranchi
A1 - D. Lefeber
A1 - S. Stramigioli
A1 - N G Tsagarakis
A1 - M. Van Damme
A1 - B. Vanderborght
A1 - A Albu-Schaeffer
A1 - A. Bicchi
KW - Robotics
VL - 34
UR - http://ijr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0278364914566515v1.pdf?ijkey=anmgudvoLz7ZloP&keytype=finite
IS - 6
N1 - Extensions.zip

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TY - CONF
T1 - Optimal Control for Maximizing Velocity of the CompActTM Compliant Actuator
T2 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013)
Y1 - 2013
A1 - L. Chen
A1 - M. Garabini
A1 - M. Laffranchi
A1 - N. Kashiri
A1 - N G Tsagarakis
A1 - A. Bicchi
A1 - D. G. Caldwell
KW - Robotics
JF - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013)
UR - 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630623
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Variable Impedance Actuators: a Review
JF - Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Y1 - 2013
A1 - B. Vanderborght
A1 - A Albu-Schaeffer
A1 - A. Bicchi
A1 - E. Burdet
A1 - D. G. Caldwell
A1 - R. Carloni
A1 - M. G. Catalano
A1 - O. Eiberger
A1 - W. Friedl
A1 - G. Ganesh
A1 - M. Garabini
A1 - M. Grebenstein
A1 - G. Grioli
A1 - S. Haddadin
A1 - H. Hoppner
A1 - A. Jafari
A1 - M. Laffranchi
A1 - D. Lefeber
A1 - F. Petit
A1 - S. Stramigioli
A1 - N G Tsagarakis
A1 - M. Van Damme
A1 - R. Van Ham
A1 - L. C. Visser
A1 - S. Wolf
KW - Robotics
KW - Soft robotics
KW - Variable Impedance Actuators
AB - Variable Impedance Actuators (VIA) have received increasing attention in recent years as many novel applications involving interactions with an unknown and dynamic environment including humans require actuators with dynamics that are not well-achieved by classical stiff actuators. This paper presents an overview of the different VIAs developed and proposes a classification based on the principles through which the variable stiffness and damping are achieved. The main classes are active impedance by control, inherent compliance and damping actuators, inertial actuators, and combinations of them, which are then further divided into subclasses. This classification allows for designers of new devices to orientate and take inspiration and users of VIA’s to be guided in the design and implementation process for their targeted application.

VL - 61
UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921889013001188
IS - 12
N1 - Available online 6 August 2013

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TY - ADVS
T1 - Variable Impedance Actuators: Moving the Robots of Tomorrow
Y1 - 2012
A1 - B. Vanderborght
A1 - A Albu-Schaeffer
A1 - A. Bicchi
A1 - E. Burdet
A1 - D. G. Caldwell
A1 - R. Carloni
A1 - M. G. Catalano
A1 - G. Ganesh
A1 - M. Garabini
A1 - G. Grioli
A1 - S. Haddadin
A1 - A. Jafari
A1 - M. Laffranchi
A1 - D. Lefeber
A1 - F. Petit
A1 - S. Stramigioli
A1 - N G Tsagarakis
A1 - M. Van Damme
A1 - R. Van Ham
A1 - L. C. Visser
A1 - S. Wolf
KW - Robotics
JF - International Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems - IROS 2012- Best Jubilee Video Award
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