Communications & Imaging
- 5G Networks
- Satellite Tracking & Communications
- Cinematography/Remote Control Heads/Slider motor
There have been no significant advances in robotic transmission technology in over 50 years.
The M-DRIVE was developed on principals of kinesiology and kinematics, the study of the human and non-human body movement.
The innovative design simulates the motion of an athlete running, the pads and linkages emulated hips, legs, knees, and feet of a mechanical runner.
Motion algorithms were created, modeled and applied to the M-DRIVE mechanism.
The brains behind the Motus M-DRIVE is Carlos Hoefken, the CTO, and the Founder of Motus Labs. As a former robot systems integrator, Carlos was frustrated with the cost and limitations of current gear drive technology. Carlos was determined to come up with a smarter solution. His determination led to many late nights, lots of tinkering, and five years of dedication, resulting in a unique, breakthrough precision transmission architecture that has seven U.S. patents issued and other U.S. and international patents pending.
The M-DRIVE ‘legs and feet’ replaced the age-old brute-force gear teeth with low-friction mating surfaces that act like cleated shoes running on the inside of a cylinder that won’t slip under pressure.
A new method was applied to intelligently create and control the movement to maximize torque and minimize slippage and flexing. Later, a cam follower design and software tools were created to produce a perfectly optimized motion.
We know the M-DRIVE can significantly impact the robotic industry due to the innovative design and all-around better efficiencies. Just imagine if the overall solution cost of building a robot could be cut up to 50%, yet it was stronger, more precise and lighter. Various industries would have the ability to use robots in more applications and bring them to market faster and cheaper.
Motus M-DRIVE compact size and rigid long term reliability/long life provide key advantages in some of these verticals.
Agricultural robots automate slow, repetitive and dull tasks for farmers including:
Medical Robots have diverse applications including:
Defense Robots are deployed by the military in combat scenarios. These robots enhance a soldier’s or sailor’s existing capabilities while keeping them out of harm’s way.
Construction Robots have many uses:
Motus M-DRIVES precision gears offer zero-backlash and a lightweight compact design. Our M-DRIVE provides an alternative gear solution to robotic suppliers and manufacturers for Industrial Robots, Collaborative Robots, SCARA Robots, Service Robots, Gantry Robots, and Exoskeleton Systems.
Logistics | Pick & Place Robots are the fastest growing service robot segment. There are multiple applications including:
Inspection Robots are equipped with cameras and are made to inspect tight spaces. They go everywhere you can’t (or won’t) go: into attics, under houses, inside ducts, down sewers and through culverts and pipes.
Motus Labs technology will change the face of the global robotics market.
The M-DRIVE is a core technology in our high-precision, high performance, haptic robot. Positioned as the first personal robot, it gives arms and legs to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Mind-blowing invention, a generational architecture that will be essential for decades.