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Workshop on Twisted String Actuation

The EU project DEXMART, in which the fingers and wrist of an anthropomorphic robotic hand were actuated by means of twisted string actuators (see here), seems to have stimulated worldwide interest into the benefits and challenges of twisted string actuation. In the past few years, numerous research institutes as well as companies have shown interest in the technology and have proceeded to construct and investigate variant designs for example in the form of linear actuators in products and artificial muscles in orthotic devices. Now a workshop dedicated to "Twisted String Actuation" will be held at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2016 in Korea, giving researchers, developers and users an opportunity to meet and exchange the state of the art.

To the workshop website