Small robot arms programmable in Python, C++, Blockly (ROS, SDK)

Why should I used a robot arm in my project?

Articulated robotic arms are essential in any project that involves item grasping:

  • Pick and place (moving an object to a specific spot)
  • Sample gathering
  • Tool handling (e.g. welding robots)
  • Product testing (e.g. multiple taps on a smartphone screen or on buttons)
  • Etc

What types of robot arms are available for sale at Generation Robots?

Generation Robots supplies two main types of robotic arms:

  • Collaborative robots (cobots)
  • Desktop robotic arms

What is a cobot?

A cobot, or collaborative robot, is equipped with many sensors which make them aware of their immediate surroundings in real time. This means that the robot can perform its tasks next to a human, without hurting him by accident. These are usually tall robotic arms, programmed to stop working instantly if it detects a worker in its "safety zone".

What is a desktop robotic arm?

As their name suggests, desktop robotic arms are smaller than cobots, allowing them to be mounted on a desk, a workbench, or any work surface.

Is the number of axes a key factor?

A robot with 6 axes can reach any point in space, with any given orientation. 6 axes robot are perfect for performing a great number of tasks.

For example:

  • Grab the bottom of a tool (screwdriver, hammer), turning it over, and put it back at its spot
  • Writing on a desk or wall
  • For applications that require a high degree of accuracy (especially in industry), but not intricate movements, a 6-axis robot may be oversized, and a 4-axis arm will do a fine job.

Most robotic arms have 6 axes, but it is possible to have more. In a space with obstructions, a 7 or 8 axis arm will be more suitable than a 6 axis.

A 7-axis arm will go around the obstacles in its pathway and perform its tasks (welding, picking up objects).

Which robotic arms are Arduino-based?

In our catalog, the robotic arms based on Arduino are the following: the Trossen Robotics range, including the ViperX, WidowX, PincherX arms, can be programmed in the Arduino environment (Arduino IDE).

Some robots from the Niryo Robotics brand are Arduino-compatible and they are all equipped with a Raspberry Pi board. The arms can be controlled from an master Arduino board.

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This gripper offers a large width, allowing your Niryo Ned robot to pick up and handle larger objects.

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This adaptive gripper, designed specifically for the new Niryo “Ned” robot, can handle unusual objects that other grippers can’t.

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Operating with five intelligent Dynamixel servomotors, the WidowX robot arm offers some great opportunity.

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Operating with five intelligent Dynamixel servomotors, the WidowX robot arm offers some great opportunity.

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After the WidowX 200 robotic arm and the 5-axis WidowX 250, Interbotix is back with the 6-axis WidowX 250 robotic arm. 9 Dynamixel servo-motors from the XM and XL series were needed to build this mobile arm dedicated to teaching and research.

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The WidowX 250 version of the Interbotix robotic arm offers a superior reach and span. It's an open-source and customisable choice benefiting from 8 latest-generation Dynamixel servos, guaranteeing flexibility and precision of every movement.

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The Niryo One and Ned robot Vision Set fits to the entire Niryo ecosystem and is used to develop robot vision and artificial intelligence applications. You turn to choose !

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This Niryo accessory enables the Ned2 6-axis robotic arm to lift and move objects with flat, smooth, non-porous surfaces that are too thin to be picked up by any other means

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Grab, grip, lift... and why not by suction? This vacuum pump for the Niryo Ned 6-axis robot arm offers an interesting alternative to robotic grippers.

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In a classroom or in your garage, the Stacker robot will put your robotics skills to the test. With its agile drive wheels and its 2 DOF arm, it is great for experimenting with motion and navigation.

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The Robotis RH-P12-RN-UR Hand is an industrial gripper designed to adapt to the UR e-Series collaborative robot arms. It combines strength, a light weight, precision and adaptability for use in many robotic and industrial settings.

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The ReactorX 200 Robot Arm by Trossen Robotics benefits from the exclusive performance of the latest generation Dynamixel servos. It offers 5 degrees of freedom and has a 360° rotatable wrist.

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PincherX 150 is the new robot arm by Trossen Robotics, designed to showcase the Dynamixel (X-Series) servo technology in a sleek, customisable machine.

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This PhantomX Pincher kit is an ideal additional equipment for your Leo Rover mobile base. It can also be used independently for automated projects in the fields of education and research.

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The PhantomX Pincher Programmable Robotic Arm can be used alone or as an accessory for your TurtleBot or TurtleBot 2 robot, and benefits from a complete ROS for the purposes of programming.

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