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