Agile thanks to its seven axes, with pose repeatability of ± 0.1mm and negligible path deviation even at high velocities, it is ultra-sensitive thanks to link-side torque sensors in all axes. It is distinct by its fast reaction to contacts and fine tuning of forces thanks to 1 kHz control, and offers multiple operating levels thanks to intuitive workflow-based programming and powerful expert control paradigms. One needs no experience in robotics or programming to use Panda. The system is taught by the user and can even be operated via Apps accessible from any desktop computer, tablet or a phone. Panda promises a total cost reduction of up to 90 % regarding system integration, thus, giving small and medium-sized enterprises access to modern robotic technology. This industrial robot actually imitates the human arm and is able to perform complex manipulations such as sensitive insertion, screwing or assembly, which have long been thought unachievable for robotic systems. The system should rather be compared to a power tool such as cordless screwdriver, than to a classical industrial robot, as its purpose is to enhance human performance.
Productronica 2019: Halle A2, Stand 540 (Cluster Mechatronics & Automation)