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Design Principles

Every designer must face the challenge – and the opportunity – of deciding how to design a product. Before we hit the drawing board, we took a deep dive into the robotic needs in terms of actuation, but also at the high level, from the system perspective.

Torque density is often indicated as a critical need for various applications, but it is not enough to produce demanding torque profiles. Bandwidth and efficiency are also required to create new and more capable robotic systems; the real enablers of a new era where artificial intelligence embodiment will play an important role in the creation of robots with human capabilities.

We embarked on a scientific journey to get to the root of the problem, by quantifying and generalizing a system’s ability to respond to impacts; understanding the relationship between agility and efficiency on electric systems; finding relationships between different parameters at different levels on a robotic system; and how that information can be harnessed as a design guiding principle.

This knowledge has been translated into a physics-informed digital twin of our motors and actuators. The Digital Twin is the core of our design workflow, allowing us to create the best actuation systems in the world.