One of our cobots, Panda from Franka Emika, has made it onto the iconic Time Magazine’s cover. The edition is entitled “50 Amazing Innovations changing how we live”.
The chosen innovations in the Time Magazine edition were selected based on various aspects. These included originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness. Finally, all of them had to have one main characteristic; they are ground-breaking inventions that change people’s lives. Furthermore, they influence our perception of what is possible.
Of course, Active8 Robots was already aware of how innovative the Panda is. However, it’s amazing to see this credit being given by such a renowned body.
The Time Magazine article states:
“we’re living in the middle of a robotics revolution, but the most capable machines are generally available only to wealthy corporations. The German-based robotics firm Franka Emika is changing that with the Panda, an $11,000 (roughly) easy-to-program robotic arm designed for small businesses. Able to move in seven axes and designed with a smart sense of “touch,” the Panda can help conduct science experiments, build circuit boards or pretest equipment. Two Panda arms can even work together to build a third. And while the Panda isn’t designed for personal use, something similar could eventually offer a helping hand at home. It could chop food in the kitchen or assist the elderly with difficult tasks. “We believe that robots will have a similar success story as personal computers,” says Franka Emika’s CEO and co-founder, Simon Haddadin. —Alejandro de la Garza (Reporter Researcher at TIMEMagazine)
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