Elephant Robotics Unveils the Smallest 7-Axis Desktop Robotic Arm with Arm-Like Dexterity, myArm 300 Pi
With the improvement of scientific research technology level and the popularization of artificial intelligence, robotics is about to usher in an era of rapid development.
How to make robots get rid of the stereotype of high cost and high threshold of use, so that robots can go out of the exhibition hall into the family, has become the goal of every enterprise.
Elephant Robotics has always been committed to expanding the application scenarios of robots, so that robots can enter the household.
Its rich product line includes
● Lightweight multi-axis collaborative robots for the field of scientific research and education
● Professional collaborative robots for the field of intelligent manufacturing
● Pet robots for the field of recreation and companionship
● Fully humanized general-purpose robots for the commercial service field.
One of the representatives of lightweight multi-axis collaborative robots is the familiar six-axis collaborative robotic arm myCobot series, which is famous for its compact size and lightweight, and its rich and expandable functions. The myCobot series has been proven in the market for a long time, from personal creativity development to school research and learning to small commercial applications, there are mature examples, which makes it a good choice for robotics enthusiasts to get started.
The myCobot series is about to launch a heavyweight new product - myArm 300 Pi!
New 7-axis robot
myArm 300 Pi continues the tradition of small and lightweight desktop robots, but with 7 degrees of freedom, it goes beyond other desktop robots by allowing the arm to be as flexible as a human. It was created to complete the product line and fill the entry-level robot market niche.
The myArm has seven movable joints, meaning that the myArm can perform seven independent movements in space, including three degrees of rotational freedom (rotation around the X, Y, and Z axes) and three degrees of translational freedom (translation in the X, Y, and Z axes), as well as a zero spatial attitude arm angle. myArm goes beyond a 6-degree-of-freedom arm and can move with the flexibility of a human arm.
The structural layout of myArm is centrally symmetrical, a design that gives myArm better balance and stability during operation, helping to achieve precise movement and control.
MyArm is designed with an arm span of 300mm, a maximum load of 200g (the load at the far end is halved, and the load is 100g when the arm span is greater than 150mm), a maximum repetitive positioning accuracy of ±0.5 mm, and a 3.3V expansion interface, which is able to adapt to more than 45 minutes of continuous work (to meet the purposes of personal use, classroom use, etc.).
The myArm 300 Pi is powered by a Raspberry Pi 4B core motherboard, which is paired with Elephant Robotics' customized Ubuntu Mate 20.04 operating system, providing an operating experience similar to that of a desktop PC. Therefore, there is no need for an additional PC controller, just connect a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
The myArm 300 Pi has a working radius of 300mm, and is equipped with a variety of features, such as joystick control, ROS1, ROS2 simulation control, MYBLOCKLY, GPIO interface, HDMI interface, Python and a hands-on new science curriculum. It gets rid of the complicated steps of setting up the environment and meets your embedded development needs more easily, making robot control, visual recognition, and scenario development easier.
myArm robot is the preferred assistant for quickly building robot arm discipline education, control logic teaching, robot application, and
ROS simulation experimental classroom, to help you quickly start 7-axis robot arm learning and application.
myArm can be mainly used for education research, creative development and business exploration.
First of all, in education and scientific research, myArm can be used for robot posture research, robot motion path planning learning, management and utilization of redundant degrees of freedom of robots, and positive and Inverse kinematics, ROS robot development environment, robot application development, programming language development and underlying data processing and other robot-related subject education.
Secondly, in creative development, myArm is based on the product design concept of 100% adaptability to myCobot series accessories. It has achieved perfect adaptation in terms of structure installation and software control, which greatly expands the application scenarios of myArm robots. The
myArm robot also opens up nearly 100% of the hardware interface of the Raspberry Pi 4B development board and the terminal Atom, which can be matched with the user's personal Raspberry Pi 4B and M5Atom peripheral accessories for personalized scene development to meet the creative development of different users.
In the last business exploration scenario, the myArm robotic arm can support the expansion of other host computers, and can expand PC computers, industrial computer terminals, mobile AGV chassis, etc., so it is suitable for various application scenarios. myArm products support multiple connection control methods such as extended wired and wireless, which can meet the application requirements of complex projects. myArm can be used with different terminals to realize various scene applications, such as robot application model display, education and teaching package display, industry 4.0 application scene display, composite robot application scene display, etc.
Customization for differentiated needs
In these application scenarios, we provide different solutions for the different needs of domestic pan-industry and overseas individual developer users in the direction of robotic arms.
myArm Robotics is based on the concept of 100% adaptability to the myCobot range of accessories. It realizes perfect adaptation in terms of structural mounting and software control, and provides myArm with more than ten types of end-effector attachments, which greatly expands the application scenarios of myArm and realizes the customization for didifferentiated needs.
Domestic pan-industry individual developer users
The needs of domestic pan-industry individual developer users include robotic arms, software control interfaces, programming language development interfaces, load capacity and rapid application. We provide myArm 7-axis collaborative robotic arm programming services for scenario building, scenario pre-research and commercial demonstration, equipped with PYTHON\C interface, robotic arm control software, drag and drop demonstration function, 250g load and 1mm accuracy.
In addition, we also provide tutorial documents and instructional videos to help customers better use myArm. the whole solution is designed to provide an open programming interface, high precision, small load 7-axis collaborative robotic arm for individual developers in the domestic pan-industry industry to meet the needs of programming development and scenario pre-study.
Overseas individual developers
Overseas individual developers in the direction of robotic armrelated needs include robotic arms, open source interfaces, control software, hardware interfaces, a certain load capacity ,and accuracy in the mm level. We provide myArm collaborative robotic arm solutions for independent development and scene incorporation, equipped with PYTHON\C interface and robot control software. In addition, we also provide arm instructions and software interface instructions to help customers better use myArm.
In short, our myArm robot arm is designed to provide overseas individual developer customers with a variety of development interfaces and hardware interfaces, with load capacity of the 7-axis collaborative robot arm.
myArm 300 PI is an innovative 7-axis robotic arm in the field of research and education, which adopts a fully wrapped center-symmetric structure design, taking into account both aesthetics and practicality. Compared with 4/6-axis robotic arms, myArm has higher flexibility and precision, the movement posture of the arm is more similar to the human arm, and the support of dozens of end accessories gives myArm more possibilities. With the customized system and the support of ROS1 and ROS2, the rich software development environment interface makes myArm an excellent teaching aid for robotics discipline learning!
The birth of myArm completes the product line of lightweight multi-axis collaborative robots, and also provides broader imagination and possibilities for the scene application of desktop small robotic arms, which fully reflects Elephant Robotics' dedication to making robotic arms a universal intelligent tool, and letting robots enter thousands of households.