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Jaco

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Jaco is a safe, lightweight robotic arm with a three-fingered hand. It's been used to assist people with upper-body disabilities, letting them perform tasks like picking up objects and opening doors.

Creator
Kinova
Country
Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Year
2009
Type
Medical, Research
Creator
Kinova
Country
Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Year
2009
Type
Medical, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Compact, modular design. Equipped with an underactuated gripper for safety. Easy, plug-and-play installation.
HEIGHT
90 cm | 35 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | in
WIDTH
N/A cm | in
WEIGHT
5.7 kg | 12.5 lb
SPEED
0.54 km/h | 0.34 mph

SENSORS
Hall effect sensor, absolute position encoders, current sensor, and temperature sensor in every joint. Accelerometer in the base.
ACTUATORS
DC brushless motors, harmonic drives.
POWER
24-V power supply
COMPUTING
Custom computing and control system.
SOFTWARE
Custom software, with C#, C++, and Windows and Linux ROS interfaces.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
9 (Arm: 6 DoF; Gripper: 3 DoF)
MATERIALS
Carbon fiber shell with aluminum actuators.
COST
$50,000 for research version (includes case, joystick, mounting kit, and software)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
Kinova was founded in 2006 by Charles Deguire and Louis-Joseph Caron L'Écuyer, two young Canadian engineers with a desire to become entrepreneurs. Deguire grew up with three uncles who had muscular dystrophy and lived confined in power wheelchairs controlled only with the small residual movements left in their fingers. One of the uncles, Jacques Forest, was an inventor and had already devised an ingenious mechanical arm that could pick up all kinds of objects. Motivated and inspired by his inventive uncle, who passed away in 1993, Deguire teamed up with L'Écuyer to design a new robotic arm. Thus was born Jaco.
WEBSITE
http://kinovarobotics.com