North Dakota Farm to Robotic Arm
Jack Schorsh grew up on a family farm in North Dakota, USA. As a child, Jack spent time fixing defunct agricultural equipment (fun) and lugging hay bales (less so).
It was the latter that made him see how automation might be a force for good and Jack was inspired to enter the field of bionics and advanced prosthetics.
The Speed Reducer Problem
Jack’s quest to create mechanisms to boost human strength was thwarted by one problem: actuators, also known as speed reducers. These critical components, which transform rotational movement into useful torque, have been driving countless innovations for centuries. But developments in gear technology have stagnated and even the best custom actuators fail to match the power-to-volume ratio of the human body.
“Jack Schorsh grew up on a family farm in North Dakota, USA. As a child, Jack spent time fixing defunct agricultural equipment (fun) and lugging hay bales (less so).”
Robotics is not just software. It’s also the steel, the nuts and bolts, the hardware. Our founder Jack Schorsch and co-founder Thibaud Verschoor talk about why we are proud to be building a new foundation for robotics.
Eureka! And YES!Delft
Jack’s frustration with inadequate actuators was the spark for his invention of the Archimedes Drive – a toothless gearbox which offers huge accuracy and efficiency advantages. The technology became the subject of an entrepreneurship program at YES!Delft, where the founding team was formed. In June 2016, IMSystems was officially born.
Archimedes Drive and the Robotic Revolution
Today based in robotics incubator, Robovalley, the growing team is gearing up for the manufacture of Archimedes Drive. This revolutionary new technology which will be crucial for high precision next generation robots, as well as many more mechatronic applications.
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