Iranian researchers build versatile robotic arm

TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) –Two Iranian researchers named “Sadegh and Hossein Tabatabaei” from US-based Texas and Illinois universities managed to build versatile and precise robotic arm dubbed “DORNA” which are able to implement a wide spectrum of commands.

This robot can be used in preparing salad in the kitchen, taking photograph in a very complex and sensitive situation and conducting laboratory activities, etc., the report added.

The said robot has competitive price which is more powerful and precise than its rivals. Generally speaking, this robot is able to tolerate a maximum weight of 1.1 kg with a precision of 25.4 micrometers.

As equipped with five hinges, this sophisticated robotic arm can move at 150-degree speed/second horizontally and vertically, researchers maintained.

The body of the robot is made up of 1st grade aluminum used in aerospace industry. This robot has fair and reasonable price that can be provided easily by students, university lecturers, artists, researchers and other enthusiasts.

The use of this robot does not need sophisticated and complex computer information, so that a simple software called “Dorna Lab” makes it possible to control and plan the movements of the robot. Of course, professional users can use it to do more professional activities, the report added.

Hereunder are the tools that can be installed on the robotic arm: camera, a variety of clamps and grips, laser engraving tools, etc.

It should be noted that versatile robotic arm will hit the consumer market in coming year at $890. Researchers put the cost of industrial robots similar to this robot at approx. $50,000.

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