Robot training is Robai’s term for teaching a robot the actions required for a given task. Robai’s tools make it easy for non-programmers, non-engineers, and non-technicians to quickly and easily create “programs” for the robot. Our goal is for customers to have an arm up and running within an hour, and have a task trained within a few hours. The Cytons achieve this simplicity by employing Energid’s Actin software. Actin was originally developed for NASA to simplify the control of complex humanoid manipulators.
Unlike most industrial robots, Cyton manipulators are lightweight (under 2 kg), dexterous (7 independent axes) and inherently safe. Installation does not require industrial machinery or specialized mounting. And because the arms are more dexterous than most industrial arms, less time and effort is needed for workcell customization. The Cyton’s weight, compactness, and dexterity make it a perfect choice for a general purpose arm, as it can be quickly tasked and easily moved from one task space to the next.
Beyond the robot training tools that come with the arm, Cytons ship with a powerful C++ API for both joint level and end-effector control. This software is cross platform (Energid supports Windows, Linux, and Apple operating systems), giving researchers and third party developers a powerful environment for customization. Energid also offers a plugin interface to Actin for developers interested in creating and selling third party software add-ons to the Cyton robots. Please contact us for information on partnering.