Drives and Mechanisms Used in Robots

  • Adam Morecki
  • Józef Knapczyk
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 402)


Three main types of actuators are currently used in robots: pneumatic, hydraulic and electric, as well as different combinations of these three. Every robot is fitted with a system of actuators on the arms or in the joints, constituting a drive system.


Electric Motor Output Shaft Hydraulic Actuator Hydraulic Fluid Hydraulic Drive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Morecki
    • 1
  • Józef Knapczyk
    • 2
  1. 1.Warsaw University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.Cracow University of TechnologyPoland

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