Videos reported here show examples of the results of SENSOPAC.
DLR Variable Impedance joint throwing a ball. The dynamical properties of actuators are not sufficient for several human tasks. Particularly in cyclic tasks (e.g., running) or highly dynamic tasks (throwing), the actuators cannot provide the required energy during peak loads without getting to bulky and heavy. Therefore we are convinced that major steps in space and service robotics are only possible if future robotic systems are able to store energy short-term.