Robotics Evolved has created a new affordable robotic arm which is small enough to be portable that provides the completely comprehensive control systems straight out of the box.
As well as showcasing their new robotic arm at CES 2017 this week the development team have also launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the required funds they need to take the robotic arm into production.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about what you can expect from the CTRL robotic arm and its companion software. Pledges are now available via Kickstarter starting at AU$699 with delivery expected to take place during August 2017.
The development team behind the CTRL robotic arm explain a little more about its inspiration and construction.
Robotic Arms are currently rare and expensive with few people owning this technology. They are consigned to factory floors and are used to power large manufacturing corporations. Currently, in order develop robotics, you require an exhaustive amount of experience and knowledge across several engineering branches including mechanical, electronic and software fields.
Jetta is responsible for the BB8, Sphero and many other robotic products. With your support, CTRL The Robot is to be the first of many innovative products for the home and office automation markets. It is envisaged that the arm will employed as a manipulator that will empower the computer to do real world tasks under the control of software.
You will be able to use the included ‘Motion CTRL Studio’ software to easily run diagnostics, visualise movements and script interactively. CTRL supports all programming languages, so you can easily write your own robotics apps anyway you like. The product will work out of the box with no assembly or calibration required. Simply plug it in to a computer via USB. We want to get it into manufacturing ASAP so you can have it on your desk!
To ensure we are successful, we have engaged a commercialisation partner, Jetta. Jetta is a global company that designs and manufactures a wide range of robotics products. Recently they made the BB8 robot for the Star Wars movie. They have a suite of many similar products. Jetta has over 1000 engineers and 3 factories with more than 25K employees. Jetta will work hand-in-hand with our amazing Design and Engineering team. We are launching our product on their stand at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas from 5-8th Jan 2017.
We are working closely with Jetta to ensure that the product meets reliability, cost and performance targets. With Jetta and other order fulfilment partners on board, we are confident that we can successfully bring the first modern true Revolute Robot Arm to the home and office desktop.
For more information on the new CTRL robotic arm jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News