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Veléz Sarsfield 201640 Martinez

Buenos Aires

Tel.: +54 (9) 11 5993 8719

Horne Technologies cc

PO Box 536

Betty's Bay, 7141

Tel.: +27 (0)76 563 2084

Building of FAULHABER MINIMOTOR SA, Croglio, Switzerland


Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

Tel.: +41 (0)91 611 31 00

Building of FAULHABER MICROMO LLC, Wien, Austria


14881 Evergreen Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

Tel.: +1 (727) 572 0131

NRC Engineering & Precision Drives Co., Ltd.

17F., No. 890, Jingguo Rd., Luzhu Dist.

Taoyuan City 33858, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel.: +886 (0) 3-316-1838

EDEL Teknoloji Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti

Folkart TowersAdalet Mah.Manas Blv. No:47B/2809

35530 Bayraklı/İzmir

Tel.: + 90 232 215 08 91

Building of FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore

FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Blk 67 Ubi Road 1, #06-07 Oxley Bizhub

Singapore 408730

Tel.: +65 6562 8270

Compotech Provider AP

Gustavslundsvägen 145, 4 tr

167 51 Bromma

Tel.: +46 (0) 8 441 58 00


56 (bldg. 32), Shosse Enthusiastov

111123 Moscow

Tel.: +7 495 2214 052

Building of FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o., Poznan, Poland

FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o.

Ul. Górki 7

60-204 Poznan

Tel.: +48 61 278 72 53

FAULHABER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

1A-2-01 & 02 · One Precinct · Lengkok Mayang Pasir

11950 Bayan Baru · Penang · Malaysia

Tel.: +60 4 619 2570

Swiss Amiet Co., Ltd.

W-903, SK V1 Center, 11 Dangsan-ro 41-g

Yeongdeungpo-gu,07217, Seoul

Tel.: +82 (0) 2 783 4774

Shinkoh Electronics Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Sales Office, Motor Sales Division8F, REID-C OMORI building, 6-20-8

Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013

Tel.: +81 (0) 3 6404 1003

Building of FAULHABER Italia S.r.l., Lomazzo, Italy

FAULHABER Italia S.r.l.

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo CO

Tel.: +39 0236714708

Inteltek Automation JV

S.No. 100/5, Ambegaon

Pune - 411046

Tel.: +91 (0) 20 39392150

Lewenstein Technologies Ltd.

1 Ha'arava St. Givat Shmuel

5400804 Israel

Tel.: +972 3 9780 800

Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd.

Eros House, Calleva Industrial Park, Aldermaston

Reading, RG7 8LN

Tel.: +44 (0) 118 9817 391

Building of FAULHABER France SAS, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France


Parc d’activités du Pas du Lac2, Rue Michaël Faraday

78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 30 80 45 00


Passeig Ferrocarrils Catalans 178

Cornellà de Llobregat 08940 (Barcelona)

Tel.: +34 93 422 70 33


Suokalliontie 9

01740 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 5259 230

Routech s.r.o.

Dr. Milady Horákové 185/66

460 06 Liberec

Tel.: +420 489 202 971

Compower ApS

Marielundvej 29

2730 Herlev

Tel.: +45 (0) 44 92 66 20

Marte Científica e Instrumentação Industrial Ltda

Av Fco Andrade Ribeiro 430

37540-000 Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG

Tel.: +55 (11) 3411 4500

Building of FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.,Taicang, China

FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Eastern Block, Incubator Building, No. 6 Beijing Road West

Taicang 215400, Jiangsu Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 512 5337 2626

Building of FAULHABER Benelux B.V., Eindhoven, Netherlands


High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

Tel.: +31 (0) 40 85155-40

Building of FAULHABER Austria GmbH, Wien, Austria


Modecenterstraße 22/C89

1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 7963149-0

ERNTEC Pty. Ltd.

15 Koornang Road

Scoresby, VIC 3179

Tel.: +61 3 9756 4000

Fax: +61 3 9753 4000

Building of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG, Schönaich, Germany



Faulhaberstraße 1

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

Fax: +49 7031 638 100

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4 pole brushless motor from Faulhaber for Toyota robot header

In fact, the members of the development team were complete amateurs when it came to robot development and artificial intelligence. So they studied together from scratch in their free time, and through trial and error developed the first generation of CUE, which successfully made a free throw in the autumn of the same year.

The project received a lot of positive feedback from both inside and outside Toyota, and the company decided to continue it as an official company project. Six months after the development of the first generation of CUE, it was back with a further evolution as CUE2. This time, the robot surprised everyone by standing on its own two feet and shooting from the three-point area. The challenge of the CUE development team went on with CUE3 and CUE4.

4 pole brushless motor from Faulhaber for Toyota robot vs. human

High hurdles for the CUE project

The CUE project has faced a number of high hurdles. First, the robot must measure the distance from its position to the hoop, calculate the trajectory of the ball to score, and figure out how it should throw the ball. And to execute it, an accurate shooting motion is required. Coordinated control of all motors installed in each joint and the precise control of each motor (position, speed, and torque) are required to produce the accurate shooting motion. The CUE is designed based on the body shape of a basketball player, and the size of the motors installed in its joints is limited, so it is impossible to install large motors. Therefore, in order to generate a force large enough to shoot with a small motor, it is necessary to amplify the force by the coordinated control of the motors installed in each joint, including the legs, lower back, and arms, and transfer the force to the ball during the shooting motion.

In other words, a small error in the position, speed, or torque control of each motor during the shooting motion will cause a deviation in the motion, making it impossible to score. It is thus extremely important to prevent errors. Since the distance to a hoop varies depending on where the robot stands when aiming the shot, subtle adjustment of force is essential. Each motor must have the characteristics of high responsiveness, compact size, and high power in order to execute movement according to a precise movement profile. The FAULHABER motors played an active role in overcoming this problem.

CUE2 attempted to shoot three-pointers

While the first generation of CUE successfully scored from the free-throw line, CUE2 was improved to stand on its own two feet and shoot from the three-point line, 6.75 meters from the hoop. As the shooting distance increases, the slightest error in the shooting motion can have a significant impact. So the slightest deviation in motion will result in a failure to score from the three-point line, which is about 2.5 meters farther than the free-throw line.

In the development of CUE2, high motor output was a major issue, and FAULHABER's brushless DC servomotor, the 4490 B series was chosen as one of the candidates in terms of size and power. In the shooting motion, multiple motors are simultaneously controlled, and the motors are forced to work harder in order to generate a large amount of torque instantaneously. Despite the difficulty, the results of the thermal simulation based on the operation profile of FAULHABER confirmed that the CUE2 had sufficient heat dissipation design, and this motor was judged to be able to withstand the use.

In the beginning, the parameters of the controller were not adjusted properly, and the motors sometimes became damaged. Yet, the project reached the stage where CUE2 successfully made three-point shots, and its performance was shown in a halftime show at a Japanese professional basketball game.

4 pole brushless motor from Faulhaber for Toyota robot

Evolution goes on to CUE3 and CUE4

CUE3 was developed based on a new concept: When the robot catches the ball in its left hand, it gets into shooting position and attempts to score. When CUE3 showed this performance, the team received an offer to challenge the Guinness World Records.

In preparation for the Guinness World Record attempt, CUE initially needed about a minute of preparation time prior to a shot, after further improvements, it was able precisely shoot at a rate of one shot for every 12 seconds.

When the number of consecutive shots exceeded 1,000, the goal of the challenge was set to 2,020 shots in reference to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games. Six hours and 35 minutes after the start of the challenge, the moment of joy finally arrived.

CUE3 was awarded the Guinness World Record for "the most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted): 2,020 shots.

Following CUE3, which set a Guinness World Record for free throws, CUE4's goal was set to challenge the Three-Point Contest. The Three-Point Contest is a game in which 25 balls in total are placed five each at five shooting spots along the three-point line, and the player competes for the number of successful shots within the designated time. CUE4 quickly moved to the shooting spot, grabbed the ball, got into shooting position, and made three-point shots, which excited the audience at the event. CUE4 has the new function of grabbing the ball, using FAULHABER's new outer rotor brushless flat motor, the 4221 BXTH series, which FAULHABER introduced recently. FAULHABER looks forward to the future evolution of CUE as it continues to take on new challenges.


4221 ... BXT H

External rotor technology, with housing

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4490 ... B

2 Pole Technology

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