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MechArm 270-Pi lightweight robot arm launches based on Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi 4B controls the MechArm 270-Pi. (Image source: Elephant Robotics)
A Raspberry Pi 4B controls the MechArm 270-Pi. (Image source: Elephant Robotics)
Elephant Robotics has launched the MechArm 270-Pi, a robotic arm controlled by a Raspberry Pi 4B chip. The arm has six DOF, a 270 mm (~10.6-in) motion radius and a maximum payload of 250 g (~8.8 oz). You can connect to the gadget via Bluetooth, control it with voice commands and trigger motion via object or facial recognition.

Elephant Robotics has launched the MechArm 270-Pi, a robot arm controlled by a Raspberry Pi. The company claims this is the most compact six-axis robot arm; the lightweight gadget weighs 1 kg (~2.2 lbs) with a maximum payload of 250 g (~8.8 oz). Six motors allow the arm to have six DOF, allowing precise motion control within 0.5 mm (~0.02-in).

The arm has a 270 mm (~10.6-in) motion radius and can move up to 120° per second. The device has a built-in Raspberry Pi 4B chip, integration with IO and LEGO ports, and you can wirelessly connect to the gadget via Bluetooth. Innovative features of the device include voice control, AGV remote control and visual tracking and capture. You can develop your project using the ROS framework, and there is support for other languages, including Python, Javascript, C# and C++.

Ideas for projects using the MechArm 270-Pi include a patrol robot or a chess robot that can pick up and replace the pieces in new locations. You could build an intelligent robot with object recognition or facial recognition with open-source interfaces.

You can now buy the Elephant Robotics MechArm 270-Pi for the discounted price of US$799, 5% off the US$849 retail price. The gadget is also available in bundles with various add-ons, such as an adaptive gripper or a suction base.

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Polly Allcock, 2022-06-13 (Update: 2022-06-13)