Service Robot Uses Schunk Arm

June 2009
Assembly;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p12
The article reports on the use of a light-weight modular arm from Schunk Inc. by the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering in its Care-O-bot 3 service robot. The close resemblance of the Schunk arm with the human arm was part of the reasons why it was chosen by the engineers from Fraunhofer. The robot has the ability to pick up various household objects due to its sensor-equipped gripper.


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