China’s leading desktop cobot builder, Elephant Robotics (大象机器人), yesterday released a robot kit meant for lab usage, representing a key move by the company to integrate its technological strengths in a sales push.
The Shenzhen-headquartered robot startup introduced this kit as part of a bundle sales strategy. It comes with five of the company’s iconic mechArm 270 Pi robot arms, and another five 2023 AI toolkits, among other accessories like displays, mouses, keyboards and a textbook.
Specifically, mechArm 270 Pi is a compact six-axis cobot. With a weight of 1kg, its payload is a fourth as much. The robot arm is designed to handle different sorts of lab and STEM tasks, thanks to its six degrees of freedom, a position repeatability of 0.5mm and a working radius of 270mm.
The kit bundle is priced at US$7,398, excluding shipping costs, and details such as technical specs can be accessed via the following link:
As a market leader in STEM-related robotic applications, Elephant Robotics has shipped its desktop cobots to universities and labs worldwide, to aid researchers and students in their day-to-day work and study.
Some of the buyers include upwards of 100 established tertiary education providers such as The University of Tokyo and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and more than 200 secondary schools or vocational schools at home and abroad.
According to the online store of Elephant Robotics, its AI lab solution aims to “provide students with the most comprehensive robotics and AI discipline experience, including laboratory equipment and teaching content.”
cnrobopedia reported earlier that desktop robot is fast evolving into a new growth spot of the STEM hardware industry.
Considered safer, more agile and versatile relative to traditional industrial robot, cobots can be made so small as to sit on desktops, making them a favorite in a classroom setting.
Over the years, adoption of desktop robots has been on the rise, thanks to a nationwide fervor to democratize STEM courses and hone Chinese students’ practical skills. This has delivered a boost to the growth of startups like Elephant Robotics.