Ti5 Robot to debut 1kg-payload cobot on Kickstarter, starts global foray

Kickstarter has been a go-to destination for young Chinese tech ventures to sound out foreign users' reaction to their innovations, finance production and help bring creative projects to life.

Ti5 Robot (钛虎机器人), a Shanghai-based robot developer, has crossed a milestone as it recently decided to launch a cobot product on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Founded in 2020, the startup has been devoted to general robotics like cobot, exoskeleton, bionic robotic hand and core parts like lightweight joint module.

The company has been lying low at home and dedicated most of its resources and energies to R&D efforts and domestic market exploration. The proposed Kickstarter listing represented a key move into global markets.

Kickstarter has been a go-to destination for young Chinese tech ventures to sound out foreign users’ reaction to their innovations, finance production and help bring creative projects to life.

This time around, Ti5 Robot chose to start a Kickstarter campaign for its six-axis desktop cobot model Eblm-1, which is the latest addition to its cobot family and features a payload of 1kg.

The exact time for the launch is yet to be decided.

With a net weight of 2.3kg, the cobot is compact in size, boasts six degrees of freedom and has a position repeatability of 0.05mm.

Ti5 Robot claims that the agility of the contraption stands in sharp contrast to its lightweight design.

The cobot allows API developers to build on the platform and create applications based on software tools including robot operating system, Python and C++.

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Ni Tao

Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Trip.com Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at nitao0927@gmail.com.

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