Collaborative robot serves ice cream

Kawasaki's duAro robot proves its flexibility by serving ice cream to attendees at 2016 Pack Expo International in Chicago in this 27-second demonstration.
By CFE Media December 7, 2016

Kawasaki's duAro robot proves its flexibility by serving ice cream to attendees at 2016 Pack Expo International in Chicago in this 27-second demonstration. Courtesy: Emily Guenther, Control Engineering, CFE MediaKawasaki’s duAro robot proves its flexibility by serving ice cream to attendees at 2016 Pack Expo International in Chicago in this 27-second demonstration. Upon the robot’s introduction, Kawasaki said the duAro is the first dual-arm SCARA robot to operate on one axis, and it has a payload capacity of 2 kg per arm. Single axis configuration enables the robot to perform coordinated arm movements, much like a human, making it ideal for applications such as material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing. Payload increases to 4 kg with use of both arms in coordinated movements, allowing for the stable handling of larger parts. The duAro is easy to install and supports flexible deployment. The base is on wheels and includes the controller, for easy movement to where needed, deployed without modifications to the assembly or manufacturing line, or fit into confined spaces, the company said. 

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