ABB’s first steps
A playful balancing act by a robotarm.
This enormous machine balancing itself on a stainlesssteel semi sphere.
When the arm moves, stretches, the balance point of the entire construction shifts which makes the whole machine lean over until it -almost- tips.
The robot seems curious to find its tipping point, searching for the limits of balance without ever really being able to fall over. The machine is playing a children’s game with enormous power and robotic precision.
This project is development by Zoro Feigl for RobotLove. In collaboration with JobArt (construction), DWEN (engineering), IRS Robotics (support) Marcel Kerkmans (software) CE-ARBO (certification).
ABB’s first steps are made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Stichting Niet Normaal, Verbeke Foundation, Stichting De Besturing, IRS Robotics and all of its collaborators.
based on a ABB_IRB 6400R 2.8-200 with S4Cplus controller
specs : max 350cm high, reach of 600cm diameter
Approx weight 4800 kilo (excluding reinforced floor structure.)