Paper on the design of a reconfigurable parallel continuum robot appears in RA-L

A paper researched by Sven Lilge, our director Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, and CRL alumni, Georg Böttcher has been published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). The paper centers around the design of a reconfigurable parallel continuum robot.

The creation of this paper was in large part thanks to Georg who conducted research for his masters thesis in our lab as a visiting student from Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. Georg designed, built, and evaluated the prototype showcased in the paper. The robot is spatial, having 6 degrees of freedom and consists of three kinematic chains, which are each tendon actuated continuum robots, coupled in parallel to a platform via spherical joints. The orientations of each of the robots can be changed to obtain different geometry.

In the meantime, Georg graduated with a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. We’re sure Georg is quite happy to mark his time at the lab with such a big success!