What makes motion planning particularly challenging for continuum robots? How does the continuum robotics community tackle those challenges?
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A quick introduction to motion planning, how to represent the problem, and what methods exist to solve it.
Let’s conceptually think about tendon routing disks. They provide channels to route the tendon actuating a continuum robot.
A simple free-space model for CTCR.
Today, we continue our introduction to sensing the state of a continuum robot. If you have missed Part I of the intro, look at last week’s blog post before y...
Continuum robots must perceive their own position, pose, or full shape, namely proprioception, and be able to feel external stimuli, namely exteroception.
We outline three major steps to designing the right model for a tenon-driven continuum robot for your purposes.
Modeling of tendon-driven continuum robots using the constant-curvature kinematics framework.
This kinematics framework is widely used for continuum robots.
The slender structure of continuously bending robots can be represented by a space curve.
The smallest among all continuum robots.
Tendon-driven continuum robots are the most common type.
Continuum robots can be classified according to the method and location of their actuation.
What are the motion capabilities of a continuum robot?
We are starting our 101 blog post series. In this category, we will present introductory concepts in continuum robotics targeted at novices who have prior kn...
The first concentric tube continuum robot was published in 2005! And yet, the community usually refers to two papers from 2006 as the first. Why?
Many fiction writers have thought of continuously bendable robots.
In the 1990s, continuum robotics research is taken up by more research groups.
The 1980s mark the decade which lead to major developments in continuum robot designs!
An early continuum robot was driven by cables.
The very first continuum robot is named after the Norwegian term for snake.
A curated list of continuum robotics research presented
Euler curves are a more powerful representation than constant curvature arcs to represent the shape of a continuum robot.
In today’s blogpost, we are turning to the problem of state estimation for continuum robots. While the modeling of continuum robots, which was covered by se...
The first public dataset for a concentric tube continuum robot to democrotize research on their learning-based and physics-based modeling.
A curated list of continuum robotics research presented @IROS22.
Hi! I am Ankit and I’ve spent my summer 2023 at the CRL developing a learning kit for Tendon Driven Continuum Robots together with Reinhard Grassmann. The le...
An open actuation module to create your continuum robots. One for all!
CRVisToolkit now provides utilities to create professional looking plots of concentric tube continuum robots using MATLAB.
Launching the CRVisToolkit providing you with utilities to create professional looking plots of tendon-driven continuum robots using MATLAB.
Students often ask "How much do I need to pull on a tendon?"
A recap of the highlights of the year for the Open Continuum Robotics Project.
Continuum robots, oh so sleek…
Opportunities for continuum robotics are largely unexploited, as the medical focus restricts and constrains innovation.