JACO2 Robot Arm

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The JACO robotic manipulator – Research edition – from Kinova, a Canadian company established in 2006, is a one-of-a-kind product aimed at professionals. The robotic arm has 6 DOF and each joint allows for unlimited rotation about its axis. Its main construction material is carbon fiber, with an aluminium base structure for fixing it to different surfaces. Joints have an unique design, consisting of compact actuator discs (CAD) which are in fact interchangeable and replaceable. They are linked together by a zero insertion force (ZIF) cable. The arm’s gripper is a basically a hand with 3 plastic fingers with 3 joints each, which can be controlled independently, providing very good flexibility and grip thanks to the unique manufacturing process.