Navigation Links
Robai Offers Cyton Gamma Humanoid Robot Arm

PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robai has released the most advanced version of its Cyton™ robot arms, the Cyton Gamma™.  

The Cyton Gamma is different from typical industrial robot arms in that it is modeled after the human arm -- the shoulder and wrist each have three axes and the elbow has one.  These seven axes make the arm what researchers call kinematically redundant, meaning there is more than one way to move the axes to achieve a particular hand motion.   

Kinematic redundancy enables reaching around obstacles with a larger workspace and more dexterity, but has not yet been broadly used in industry due to the computational complexity of its control.  Robai addresses this by leveraging advanced control software from Energid Technologies. 

"Energid's Actin robotic control software was originally developed to make the most of complex robotic hardware at NASA," says James English, CTO of Energid.  "Only the Cyton uses Actin to enable wide application of robotics."

A key design consideration for the Gamma was broad applicability. "The arm is remarkably light and powerful," says Ranjan Mishra, the lead mechanical designer for the Gamma. "At only 2 kg, it is lighter than a laptop computer -- and it can lift its own weight."

With a 15x18 cm footprint and reach comparable to a human arm, the Gamma is user friendly and easy to apply.  A bi-handed version of the arm is available to match bimanual human tasks. 

The arm connects through USB to any standard computer (running Windows, Linux, or OSX) and can be set up in minutes.  With the powerful Actin software the arm can be programmed using a graphical interface by anyone.  The arm has been matured through customer beta testing with applications as varied as remote inspection, healthcare, and manufacturing.

"Our obsession has been on ease of use.  We want the Gamma to be the first accessible robot on the market," said Neil Tardella, COO of Robai. "This is not just another robot for roboticists." 

Robai has added support for the Robotic Operating System (ROS) so engineers can integrate the arms with other ROS enabled devices, and Robai will release a developer's kit for the Gamma that will allow third parties to create and sell plugin apps. 

For additional information, contact Chris Aloisio, (412) 307-3050 x422.

About Robai

Robai builds and markets the Cyton line of humanoid robot arms and hands.  These systems take advanced robotics out of research and into industry.  Robai's Cyton Gamma is the latest offering from the company.

About Energid Technologies

Energid Technologies develops robotic software for the aerospace, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, defense, and medical industries.  Energid's Actin™ and Selectin™ products provide advanced technology in the form of extensible software toolkits.  Energid specializes in control, simulation, sensing, and communications for complex systems.

© 2012 Robai. All rights reserved. Cyton, Gamma, and the Robai logo are trademarks of Robai. 

Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Hydroxycut Offers Healthy Advice Amidst Weight Loss Controversy
2. Maximum-Strength Formulation Offers Highest Concentration and Purity
3. American Academy of Pain Medicine Applauds FDA Action to Enhance Patient Safety on Prescribing Opioids; Offers AAPM Safe Opioid Prescribing Course as Educational Model
4. PatientPay from Zepherella Now Offers Real-time Pricing, Automatic Payment Reconciliation for Healthcare Providers and Patients
5. Burlington Medical Supplies Offers No Fog Eyewear For X-Ray Protection
6. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Siemens Healthcares CT Imaging Solution for the Value it Offers Both Service Providers and Patients
7. Viztek Debuts Upgraded Opal-Ortho Appliance; Offers Small "One Box" Footprint for Private Practices Combining CR/DR and PACS
8. Schulman Associates IRB offers oncology-focused review board
9. New Medical Device Study Offers Key Marketing Budget and Staffing Metrics to Promote Effective Use of Resources
10. New Jersey Ophthamologist Now Offers Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction Treatment
11. San Diego Based Neurosurgeon Offers Groundbreaking Treatment to Restore Function for People Suffering from Mobility Inhibiting Paralysis
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Frankreich, November 25, 2015 ... dass sie eine Lizenz für das Patent über eine ... UCBL und ENS-Lyon innehaben, an Enyo Pharma vergeben haben. ... AAP8 ins Leben gerufenen und von Edelris gemeinsam mit ... als ein Behandlungsziel für HBV identifiziert, und es wurden ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... The hope of bearing a ... IVF cycles. After failure of over 15 IVF cycles, ... all hopes that she would be able to conceive ever. But finally optimism prevailed as ... failure of over 15 IVF cycles. ... take one last attempt with Gaudium IVF Center in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  Thanks to a donor with a personal ... Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli Center for Women,s Health now ... San Francisco . Fred ... with a gift of $617,320 that allowed the Center ... Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Tomosynthesis, three-dimensional (3-D) mammography ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... advanced da Vinci surgical robot is being more and more widely heralded as a ... robotic assisted da Vinci method has over traditional laparoscopic surgery is that it can ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... The ... announce a recent successful appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex ... Adcock v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , According to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw YMCA’s student-produced musical show, ... 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Auditions for this final ... has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in the Evanston community. Over ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Spring, Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible ... history of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Bcureful—a non-profit organization devoted to advancing ... public awareness of the disorder while helping to bring expert medical care and ... bolster progress at the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center at Ann & Robert H. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):