The Panda is a lightweight robot designed to act like a human arm. Created by Franka Emika GmbH, it has won the Award for Innovation in Science and Technology (Deutscher Zukunftspreis). Being inspired by human agility and sense of touch, it is very sensitive in all its seven joints and versatile and this allows to manipulate objects delicately, skillfully and flawlessly.
The arm has a 3kg payload and a reach of 850mm with torque sensors in all seven axes. The slim 19” control unit can be placed in server racks and the Pilot takes place on the direct user interface which is directly installed on the robot, in order to program it easily. Furthermore, the hand is a high-sensitive gripper with a continue grasping force of 70N and a stroke of 80mm.