Project Successes

Over the years ADVANCED Motion Controls has been involved with hundreds of applications at universities and educational institutions. Some of the outstanding research and educational projects are featured here.


Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is one of largest robotics programs ever conceived. We are developing an autonomous humanoid robot for disaster response scenarios. The legs are 12 degrees of freedom, using state-of-the-art custom designed actuators and BLDC motors. These motors will be controlled by a new system tagged “late motor processing” using custom electronics hardware.

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Penn State Altoona – Altoona, PA

Design and implement a magnetic levitation instrument to levitate a neodymium sphere at any distance within a predefined range. Benjamin Parry – Engineering

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Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS

UAV Propulsion

Provide a motor control system for UAVs that allows for the addition of CAN compatible modular subsystems. This project uses DZCANTE-040L080 and DZCANTE-060L080 servo drives. Nandita Gupta – Engineering

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Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA

Patient Transfer Device

Improved patient transfer device for moving mobility-limited patients; for example, from a bed to a chair, a wheelchair to a shower chair, etc. The device is more maneuverable and has a higher weight capacity than current market devices. This project uses both vehicle mount and panel mount AxCent™ servo drives. Heather Humphries, JD Huggins –

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Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario

Gait enable robot walker

Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario Aliasgar Morbi – Engineering This robot catches patients when they fall during physiotherapy rehabilitation. Aliasgar Morbi – Engineering

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