Control Interfaces — DYNAMIC DRIVE™
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Environmentally Aware Self-Adapting Robotic Control and Automation

Find out more about Control Interfaces' technologies for 3D applications.



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What is Actin™?
Actin™ is the most powerful, adaptable, extensible, and network neutral robotic control software available.

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Who uses Actin™?
Among others, Actin™ is used by NASA, DARPA, Robotic Drilling Systems AS, Control Interfaces LLC, and anyone who has a need for cutting edge kinematic and dynamic robotic control that anticipates its enviroment with real-time adaptable motion.

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What is DYNAMIC DRIVE™?
DYNAMIC DRIVE™ is an immersive Human–Machine Interface with force-feedback used to control either virtual components within Actin™ for the Off-Line Programming (OLP) of adaptive robotic motion

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for real-time control of physical components as a redundant Human Supervisory Control Interface.

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Who uses DYNAMIC DRIVE™?
Anyone programming robotic motion or assisting in real-time control of robotic motion.

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What types of systems can Actin™ control?
If, a system can be actuated and its position can be sensed, then Actin™ can control it and make that system's motion adaptable in real-time.

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What if a system's actuator position is not currently sensed by the system?
Control Interfaces LLC collaborates with Houston Mechatronics, Inc. to add and integrate additional sensors and vision systems as necessary to ensure that your robotics work seamlessly with Actin™.

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Why is adaptive control important?
If, the manipulator carrying out the robotic action or the work article being acted on are not fixed in space, then adapting the programmed path to the motion and forces of the manipulator base or the work article in real time is crucial for successful robotic implementation.

EXAMPLES:

Floating Manipulator  Adaptive Dynamic and 
Kinematic thruster and manipulator control and coordination for ROV/AUV intervention.

Floating Work 
 Weld seam tracking with adaptive robotic motion control during single-pass robotic welding.


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What types of systems can DYNAMIC DRIVE™ control?
DYNAMIC DRIVE™ can control virtual or real systems in a kinematic mode matching joint angle positions or in a Cartesian mode with 6 degrees of freedom (plus End-Effector operation) or Tool Center Point control in Cartesian space (plus End-Effector operation) where the controlled system can have a number of degrees of freedom that differs from the DYNAMIC DRIVE™ controller.

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