Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Finally, a Do-It-All Robot Arm That’s Actually Affordable

If you want a versatile robot arm, today’s market really only offers two options: expensive industrial robots, or glorified toys. Low-end models may look similar to “real” robot arms, but they don’t usually have the accuracy or repeatability to do actual work. The new Hexbot, however, is designed to give you the best of both worlds.

Hexbot just launched on Kickstarter, but has already reached more than three times the $50,000 funding goal. It’s easy to see why; Hexbot is a small, but capable, modular robot arm that costs just $299 through the Kickstarter Special. That price puts it near the bottom of the market, but it has the kinds of features and specs you’d normally only find on mid-level robot arms.

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