BMSTU specialists will develop a new type of underwater manipulators
2020-06-02 12:00

BMSTU specialists will develop a new type of underwater manipulators

The specialists of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) research center Composites of Russia will develop a lightweight design of a manipulator for an underwater robot, according to the research center PR-department. This type of robot is used for inspection of objects, local areas and bottom relief, as well as for various underwater operations.

These robots have special manipulators that carry out the motor functions of human hands. It is in the field of development of manipulators that specialists of the Center are going to make a breakthrough, namely, to create a mechanism consisting of "shoulder" and "forearm", the total dimensions of which will not exceed 1 meter.

Then various working tools will be attached to the manipulator: a drill, a claw, a sting, etc. The development of Composites of Russia will make the final design 50% lighter by replacing titanium elements with composite ones. Thus, the final weight will be 22 kg instead of 50 kg of the previous model. On the contrary, the strength will increase by 30%. It is obvious that this will lead to increased efficiency of assembly units and servo drives, will increase the reliability of equipment.

As specially noted by the developers, the surface of the manipulator plans to apply an innovative nano-coating, which increases resistance to abrasion and aggressive media.

For reference. The Interindustry Engineering Center Composites of Russia is a structural subdivision of Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) named after renown Russian scientists Nikolay Ernestovich Bauman, a leading Russian scientific center in the field of development and production of composite materials and products.

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Author: Daniel Zagidullin