project specification

Panda

A sensitive, interconnected, and adaptive robotic arm. The robotic arm is inspired by human agility and sense of touch. With torque sensors in all seven axes, the arm can delicately manipulates objects, and accomplish programmed tasks. The collaborative lightweight robot system is specifically designed to assist humans. Desk is the robot arm's interface and runs on a web browser and does not require software installation. The interface can be programmed for a task by arranging available Apps, and configure them via the Pilot or your input device. Apps are the building blocks used for creating tasks. The Apps can be dragged and dropped in a desired sequence.

Specifications

Degrees of freedom (DOF) 7
Payload 3 kg
Sensitivity torque sensors in all 7 axes
Maximum reach 855 mm
Repeatability +/- 0.1 mm
Interfaces ethernet (TCP/IP)for visual intuitive programming
input for external enabling device
input for external activation device or a safeguar
control connector
hand connector
Interaction enabling and guiding button, selection of guiding
Protection rating IP30
weight18 kg
Hand
Parallel gripper with exchangeable fingers
Grasping force continuous force 70 N
maximum force 140 N
Weight ~ 0.7 kg

Overview

The robotic arm is inspired by human agility and sense of touch. With torque sensors in all seven axes, the arm can delicately manipulates objects, and accomplish programmed tasks. The collaborative lightweight robot system is specifically designed to assist humans. 

Desk is the robot arm's interface and runs on a web browser and does not require software installation. The interface can be programmed for a task by arranging available Apps, and configure them via the Pilot or your input device. Apps are the building blocks used for creating tasks. The Apps can be dragged and dropped in a desired sequence. 

The robot is torque-controlled; it uses sensors to measure strain on its seven joints. This safety feature works because the software controlling the arm contains a comprehensive model of how the robot should move, and how much natural strain the joints should feel. If the measured strain deviates from what the model says it should be, the arm immediately stops 

References

Contains more technical specifications regarding the arm, controls, hand, and desk software.

https://www.franka.de

Describes the product, has more video's and Franka Emika contact information.

https://www.franka.de/panda

The Franka Control Interface (FCI) consists of several open source components provided on GitHub.

https://frankaemika.github.io/docs/

Wevolver 2022