Acutronic Robotics has made the robot available worldwide at the company's website. Specifically created to solve new and challenging automation demands that require dexterity and flexibility, MARA's price is 15.000 €.
With real-time synchronization, deterministic communication latencies and automatic over the air updates, the MARA robot offers industrial-grade features and empowers new possibilities in the professional landscape of robotics.
The plug-and-play cobot can be physically extended in a seamless manner just by adding robot parts. It therefore enables high customization and adapts to any specific application.
MARA has specifically been created to solve new and challenging automation demands that require dexterity and flexibility. The price of the robot is 15.000 €.
Mass customization, powered by the H-ROS SoM
MARA works through the H-ROS SoM, a hardware device that makes any robot part compatible and interoperable with others, regardless of their vendor.
Enabling true modularity, the H-ROS SoM greatly simplifies and reduces the time spent in the integration phase, the largest bottleneck in robotic development today.
In the particular case of MARA, the robot parts that compose it are made out of Han's D-Module actuators: industrial grade 2DoF electrical motors that include encoders and an electro-mechanical breaking system to be controlled through Ethercat slaves.
MARA operates together with any end-effector that has been modularized. Moreover, thanks to a new mechanical system, end-effectors can be changed manually, without needing any tool.
The modular cobot is the result of years of research about robot modularity originally funded by DARPA, and later supported by the Swiss Acutronic, and the Japanese company, Sony.