Humanoid robots are not yet as common as the public expects, partly because of the design challenges. Industrial automation tends to focus on machines for specific applications, while more general-purpose androids designed to operate in human environments must be perceptive, nimble, and safe. PAL Robotics SL’s REEM-C offers the desired level of utility, thanks in large part to components such as an RLS magnetic encoder.
In this free case study, readers can learn how Barcelona, Spain-based PAL Robotics built the REEM-C, a bipedal humanoid that is intended for research into technologies such as machine vision, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction.
This brief case study looks at the PAL Robotics’ requirements, its successful partnership with Renishaw, and how the magnetic encoders are responsible for efficient humanoid motion. As a result, the REEM-C platform is an important part of PAL Robotics’ portfolio of six service robots.