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New Collaborative Robot - PRob

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette. Last updated on Jan 15, 2016 4:11 PM
Posted on Jun 25, 2014 8:00 AM. 3 min read time

The PRob 1R collaborative robot was developed to make customers’ lives easier. In fact, when most people think about robotics, they are usually afraid of programming complex routines with a non-intuitive platform. This is what F & P Personal Robotics focuses on with its newest platform.
PRob Collaborative Robot

The robot includes a simple, user friendly, online software for programing. All devices that can support HTML5 and Java Script can program the robot. In fact, most smartphones, tablets and laptops are able to control the different aspects of this collaborative robot. Since a lot of devices are supported by the software, it is easy to monitor or change different aspects of the program on the go. The robot also supports ROS (Robot Operating System) and can be programmed with all kinds of 4th Generation Software Packages (LabView or MatLab/Simulink), as well as all major programming languages. The software architecture is focused on adaptive behavior. Thanks to its deep learning network, including neural and Bayesian probability network algorithms, the robot can adapt to a specific task and improve its performance based on feedback.

PRob Collaborative Robot Software

PRob Collaborative Robot Advantages

  • Easy to program and monitor
  • Safe
  • Built-in gripper and tool changer
  • Possibility to change gripper configuration
  • Learning capability

The other interesting thing about this new collaborative robot is the built-in 2 finger gripper (PGrip 1). The modular end effector is made of a soft material which makes it safe for humans. The fingers are easy to change using only 2 screws. A fingertip exchanger can be added into the robotic cell to adapt the end effector to a larger variety of parts. The switch is made through a patented-protected interface that allows a mechanical and electrical connect-disconnect operation to take place. The fingertips of the robot gripper can be adapted for your specific application and are easy to switch once the robot is in operation. The end effector is incredibly safe and has a large opening range (60 degrees). This allows the user to grasp big objects such as a 1.5 L (l) water bottle.
PRob Collaborative Robot Gripper

PRob stands for the family name of the innovative and versatile light-weight Robot Arm Manipulator. The PRob 1R weighs only 10 kg and has an operating range of 700mm. Its payload is low at only 1.5kg. The robot is dedicated to performing human-robot collaborations. Like most collaborative robots, the PRob includes soft material, rounded shapes, limited forces and stop functions. PRob can be integrated into your actual working environment without any risks of injury to humans. This collaborative robot comes with different peripherals, such as a camera and a moving base. With all of this equipment, you can bring PRob into the assembly line and get started in a very short amount of time.

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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Mathieu is a production engineer at Robotiq, where he constantly strives to optimize the production line for Robotiq Grippers. He enjoys discovering new robotic applications and sharing what he learns on Robotiq's blog.
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