Super-light, fast gymbols via piezomotors
Nanomotion showed a small camera mounted on a miniature gymbol shown here which is designed to get rock-solid, motion-stabilized images from drones darting all over the sky. The company uses tiny piezomotors to compensate for unwanted camera motion. The motors, called out in the top image with white arrows, rotate a ceramic ring in response to control inputs. They also handle camera pan and tilt. The system comes in the form of building blocks consisting of the drive system, motion control, and gyro stabilization The tiny motors do not consume power at rest and also provide built in holding and braking.
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