Design and Integration Services
We have extensive experience in designing and fabricating human-centered robotics to help you on your project.
Series Elastic Actuators
Apptronik electric actuators have the power density, compliance and control of hydraulic actuators while maintaining much higher efficiency. This makes them ideal in any application where precision and power in a small package are a requirement.
Real-time control systems
We offer an open-access high-performance embedded system control solution built on Ether-CAT communications, high-end micro-controllers, and a modular hardware design to offer a complete, versatile, and compact foundation for your robotics and automation needs.
Research and Education Tools
The Taurus Test System is the perfect tool to develop and validate control software and Apptronik actuators before implementing them into larger systems. Taurus is also a valuable educational tool where students and teachers can learn about control techniques on a real system versus the traditional method of computer simulation.
The Apptronik Approach
Apptronik is developing robots that can live and work with humans to make our lives safer, more productive and easier. Our expertise comes from our mechatronic and control software contributions for advanced legged robots including NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot and Meka’s Hume point foot biped. Our research and development is leading to new innovations that are making robots lighter, safer and more powerful than ever before. As we develop these innovations we are making them available to everybody for use in their own research and projects.
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We are please to announce that Apptronik will be sponsoring/exhibiting at WearRAcon 2017 this year in Phoenix, Arizona 19-21 April 2017. Check out the Conference Website. This is the second WeaRAcon conference, the first was held last year in February. The event is organized by the Wearable Robotics Association. The event features keynote presentations from industry Read more about Come see us at WearRAcon17![…]
Originally Posted on Electronic Design: 10 March 2017: http://m.electronicdesign.com/robotics/future-human-centered-robotics By: Dr. Luis Sentis, Co-Founder and Scientific Adviser, Apptronik Systems Human-centered robotics hold a special place in the robotics field because they both mimic human sensing and cognitive behavior, and are designed to assist humans for safety and productivity. To explore human-centered robotics is to explore human Read more about The Future of Human-Centered Robotics[…]
Filling more Orders! We had to quickly unpack from moving and get to work building more Aries Motor Test Beds and Taurus Test Systems for our next series of deliveries! Our new office has 4x the floor space and now has dedicated areas for administration, research and assembly. This allows us plenty of room for some of Read more about Filling more Orders for Robotics Education and Research Tools[…]
This week, Apptronik attended the 2017 Robotics Alley Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, MN (http://roboticsalley.org/agenda/). The two day event featured a a great lineup of keynote speakers to include Martin Buehler from Disney and Jacob Ward, the former Editor in Chief for Popular Science. In addition to keynote addresses there were additional speakers Read more about Back from Robotics Alley 2017.[…]
Join our Newsletter We are creating a quarterly newsletter to highlight the latest innovations and updates from Apptronik Systems. Please go to our website to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date. New Team Members Last week, Apptronik welcomed a new team member, Jordan Shelter. Jordan is joining us from the robotics Read more about Newsletters, New Team Member, New Building[…]
ARSO is Coming to Austin! The IEEE workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts is coming to Austin in March 2017. Apptronik’s Co-Founder Dr. Luis Sentis will be serving as a general chair for the event. Click HERE to find out more about ARSO ARSO is a single track workshop featuring talks in diverse Read more about Apptronik Co-Founder serves as ARSO General Chair[…]
Apptronik Delivers A Taurus Test System to University of Texas’s Human-Centered Robotics Lab Apptronik is proud to work with UT by providing a Taurus Test System to HCRL. Students and researchers will be able to utilize the Taurus Test System to further their understanding of electric series elastic actuators as part of their robotics research. Read more about Apptronik Delivers Taurus Test System to UT Austin[…]
Looking for jobs in robotics! Apptronik needs your help in various projects that are advancing human-centered robotics. Austin is one of the best places in the U.S. to live and has an exploding tech industry. Come join the excitement in the great state of Texas. We are looking for various engineering positions, head to our job Read more about Looking for Jobs in Robotics? We want YOU![…]
Apptronik got some great new tools today for our continuous development of Series Elastic Actuators. New FLIR capabilities allow us address one of the biggest challenges with electric actuators…overheating. Even when oscillating 170lbs of effective load, Orion stays cool.
Apptronik Systems is pleased to begin the process of constructing a Robotics Center for Huston-Tillotson University. Apptronik will be providing custom designed educational hardware, course material and laboratory equipment to help develop a cutting edge robotics lab for the computer science department. The scope of the project will included introductory mechatronic control platforms all the way Read more about Apptronik starts work on new Robotics Center at Huston-Tillotson University[…]