ufactory released the new uArm Swift Pro robotic arm. The robotic arm is open-source, and as we expected, the arm is controlled by an Arduino Mega 2560 board.
Besides the double price compared with the standard version uArm Swift, the Pro version comes with improvements for 3D printing and for operations requiring computer vision.
Because I said something about the price, the Swift Pro version has a price of $1,129.95 while Swift has a price tag of $499.00. Both prices do not include the shipping.
Leaving aside the fact that the arm has been designed for hobbyists or for use in educational courses, Swift Pro has some interesting features that can also be used by small businesses.
ROS and computer vision. Two concepts that support object recognition and pick & place applications for small objects up to 500g. The 0.2mm precision helps to accurately handle objects or print 3D objects.
Swift Pro supports several programming methods. Aside from visual programming (it’s more for beginners or simple applications), we come to programming with Arduino sketches or Python for ROS.
Below are the technical specifications of the arm:
- Arduino Mega 2560 Motherboard
- Customized Gearbox & Stepper Motors
- 12-bit Encoder Position Feedback
- 4 Degrees of Freedom
- Max Payload: 500g
- Repeatability: 0.2mm
- Working Range: 50mm–320mm
- Max Speed: 100mm/s
- Input Voltage: 12VDC
- Bluetooth 4.0