Cyton Gamma robot arm to work with humanity


A new robot arm extends its manipulator in a gesture of friendship. Will you shake it?

Philadelphia-based robotics firm Robai hopes so. The latest of its Cyton robot arms is the Cyton Gamma, and it’s designed to work with us meatsacks.

The Gamma’s seven joints are “kinematically redundant,” Robai says in a release, meaning it can move various ways to position itself. This gives it more dexterity.

The increased workload on the control system is handled by Actin, software from Energid Technologies that was developed for robots at NASA. The system uses a simple 3D graphical interface.

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