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Acutronic Robotics opens preorders for the first modular cobot powered by ROS 2.0

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MARA can be seamlessly extended just by adding new parts, thanks to the newly developed H-ROS SoM

Pre-orders for the first modular cobot with the Robot Operating System (ROS 2.0) running into each of its actuators, sensors and other modules, are now open and available worldwide at acutronicrobotics.com/products/MARA.

With real-time synchronization, deterministic communication latencies and automatic over the air updates, the MARA robot offers industrial-grade features and empowers new possibilities in the professional landscape of robotics.

The plug-and-play cobot can be physically extended in a seamless manner just by adding robot parts. It therefore enables high customization and adapts to any specific application.

MARA has specifically been created to solve new and challenging automation demands that require dexterity and flexibility. The price of the robot starts at 15.000 €.

Mass customization, empowered by the H-ROS SoM

MARA works through the H-ROS SoM, a hardware device that makes any robot part compatible and interoperable with others, regardless of their vendor.

Enabling true modularity, the H-ROS SoM greatly simplifies and reduces the time spent in the integration phase, the largest bottleneck in robotic development today.

In the particular case of MARA, the robot parts that compose it are made out of Han’s D-Module actuators: industrial grade 2DoF electrical motors that include encoders and an electro-mechanical breaking system to be controlled through Ethercat slaves.

MARA operates together with any end-effector that has been modularized. Moreover, thanks to a new mechanical system, end-effectors can be changed manually, without needing any tool.

The modular cobot is the result of years of research about robot modularity originally funded by DARPA, and later supported by the Swiss Acutronic, and the Japanese company, Sony.

Simplifying integration, boosting robotics.
System integration is nowadays one of the largest bottlenecks in development. Acutronic Robotics eliminates integration with H-ROS, a standardized software and hardware infrastructure that enables to create interoperable robot components.

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