P-Rob 3 – Next Generation Collaborative Robot

 

P-Rob robot is a light-weight collaborative robot of six axes degree of freedom developed by F&P Robotics powered by a group of technician of master or doctorial degree or above from ETH, EPFL, Zurich University, etcs world top univeristies.

There are two kinds of modes according to diverse client application scenario:

P-Rob 3 – 24V

Limited forces for an inherently safe collaboration with humans without additional safety measures

Application Field: Personal Service Robotics, Education, Home Care
Operating Voltage: 24V
Standards: ISO 12100, ISO 10218-1, ISO/TS 15066, ISO 13482

P-Rob 3 – 48V

High performance for collaborative industrial applications with high efficiency requirements

Application Field: Industrial applications
Operating Voltage: 48V
Standards: ISO 12100, ISO 10218-1, ISO/TS 15066, ISO 13482

Unique Leather Cover

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Features One:

Made of highest premium quality leather cover, which is customized for commercial scenarios standing it out of the majority of other counterparts in the market.

It touches soft, inherently safe and skin-warm feeling like a real human speaking with you through this object to object "communication".

Browser-surfed Software

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Feature Two: Direct connect robot to any browser within 1 second, enabling anybody even without technical background easy to access it.

 

myP is a web browser based intuitive user interface enabling control of P-Rob and P-Grip.

The software platform relies on real-time web server as communication framework and an integrated database for fast access and data storage.

Simple interface for operating the robot

Define variables for the operator to adapt

Monitoring the running application.

No Control Panel

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Feature Three:

Mechanically lean structure that all have been integrated to a mini-PC at the base of P-Rob.

 

This stands P-Rob out from the majority of counterparts which follows by traditional industrial design, resulting in inconvenience when applied to commercial service scenario or integrated to other carriers as a solution package.

 

On top of its physical design, it also brings tremendous flexibility mounted vertically, horizonally and lean side wall at your will.

Tailor-designed Gripper

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Feature Four: Soft Gripper

P-Grip is a modular angular 2-finger gripper concept including motor, gears and control board with position, velocity and torque control, which can be mounted either straight on top of the P-Arm (180° mounting) or in a right angle position with the arm (90° mounting).

 

The outside parts of gripper body and fingers are realized with soft materials, so that direct cooperation with humans is safe, as long as the manipulated objects are not dangerous themselves.

ROS Package

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Feature Five: Abundant Protocols for R&E

A P-Rob bought with the special Research Package can be controlled directly with myp_ros.

Our research optimized P-Rob 3 supports a direct ROS connection to the backend allowing users to directly send command and receive information. 
It provides the flexibility to combine ROS nodes with other back-end algorithms and robot behaviour scripts.

 

The open-source ROS package fp_core_msgs is used with myP and contains everything you need to start integrating P-Rob 3 into your ROS environment.

Available at: https://github.com/fp-robotics/fp_core_msgs

Motion Control Module (MCM)

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Feature Six:

It allows the customer to have very fast low-level current control access at a frequency of up to 1 kHz. Furthermore the collaborative robot arm can be position controlled with 100 Hz.

MCM provides:
– Direct motor control (PVT, current control)
– Current control loop up to 1 kHz
– Release mode allowing positioning the robot by hand with friction and gravity compensation
– Sophisticated safety checks in all modes
– TCP JSON-based M2M interface
– Text based interface for human interaction
– Heartbeat protection in case of communication loss
– Python Client API (mcmpy)
– C++ Client API
– Additional Forward and Inverse Kinematics Library (C++)

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It can be used for detection and localization of pre-defined geometries or trained patterns. As well as visual inspection and quality control tasks.

The module can be seamlessly integrated with a P-Grip 2, but can also be statically mounted externally.

F&P Robotics offers a software add-on to read camera data with myP. The detection/inspection job is being programmed in the usual Cognex interface.

Only the processed data is then exposed to the myP user.

F&P Robotics uses the Cognex module in industrial settings, where the camera position at the time of recording doesn’t change.

End Tool Adapter

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This universal End Tool adapter allows the mechanical mounting of third party grippers.
The adapter is quickly fixed on the robot arm P-Rob2 with a one-screw system.

Vacuum Gripper P-Grip® V2

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P-Grip V is a soft covered vacuum gripper with two independently controllable suction cups.

Suitcase

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Suitcase
To make the transportation as convenient as possible, we provide optionally a suitcase with tailor-made protective foam for robot arm, gripper body and fingers as well as power supply.

P-Rob Setup Video

P-Rob Integration Video