Kinova’s operator-centric robots empower researchers in various fields to reach their goals faster, and include robotic arms built with the flexibility, scalability and ease of operation to perform dynamic grasping and manipulation tasks in unstructured human environments. The KINOVA™ Ultra lightweight series includes easy-to-use, power-efficient robot arms with an open architecture, ROS compatibility, and software tools for maximum performance and flexibility.
Kinova is rooted in augmentation of human capabilities; their robots are designed to be controlled by humans and to adapt to their specific working environment and conditions, not the other way around. Their robotic arm manipulators enable new robotic applications to optimize research capabilities across multiple industries. Researchers at more than 500 universities around the world rely on Kinova solutions for a wide range of tasks, from BCI control to humanoid manipulators.
The Kinova Gen3 and Gen 2 Ultra lightweight robots are supported with MATLAB. The Gen 3 robots are available in various configurations, including:
For Kinova Gen 2 robots a MATLAB® wrapper on the Kinova API allows users to connect to the robots from within MATLAB, and query the status of robot components (fingers, arm joints, etc.), including properties such as position and velocity. Users can also send commands to control and move the robots. Stay informed by monitoring our GitHub repository for Gen2 robotic arms,
For Kinova Gen3 robots, adapters allows basic communication from MATLAB and access to the Kinova vision module depth and color streams in MATLAB via the Image Acquisition Toolbox. Stay informed by monitoring our Github Gen3 Ultra lightweight robot support.
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