A new robot arm extends its manipulator in a gesture of friendship. Will you shake it?
The Gamma’s seven joints are “kinematically redundant,” Robai says in a release, meaning it can move various ways to position itself. This gives it more dexterity.
The Cyton Gamma weighs 4.4 pounds and has a reach similar to the human arm. It connects to Linux, Windows, or OS X systems via USB. Aside from programming with the GUI, it can be “trained” by being physically moved in space.
“Our obsession has been on ease of use. We want the Gamma to be the first accessible robot on the market,” Robai COO Neil Tardella says in the release. “This is not just another robot for roboticists.”
It’s been tested in applications such as remote inspection, manufacturing, and healthcare, according to Robai. The firm’s Web site lists the Cyton Gamma MX-2 for $9,799.
What would you do with a robot arm?
- Check out the Kissinger, a kissing Egg robot for the perfect virtual kiss (crunchedd.com)
- Ford tactile robot arm “RUTH” arrives in the U.S. (ubergizmo.com)
- You: Researchers develop an artificial cerebellum than enables robotic human-like object handling (cyberneticsnews.com)
- Help fund a programmable robot arm made of cardboard (geek.com)
- Artificial Cerebellum in Robotics Developed (wiredcosmos.com)
- Check out the Cardboard robot: a robotic arm made out of recyclable materials (ubergizmo.com)
- Mind-Controlled Robot Arm of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)