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The Robot’s Net

Tobias Bruckmann (Universität Duisburg-Essen), 
Company: University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2007/1, Feb 2007

Engineers and mathematicians in the Mechatronics department at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have for some years now been working on a new, innovative type of robot. With inspiration from spiders' webs and the enormous load-bearing capacity of modern high-tech cables, future robots will use cables to get things moving in numerous application areas. A dSPACE system based on a DS1005 PPC Board provides powerful, reliable control.

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