Even today, robotics remains a technology accessible only to few. The reasons for this are the high costs, difficult programming and the separation of humans and robots by safety fences. So how can this technology be made accessible to the general population?
We at Franka Emika GmbH, a young high-tech company from Munich, want to solve this problem.
To us, the ideal robot of the future is a tool which can be used by anybody and which supports humans in carrying out unpleasant or even dangerous tasks. Panda is the first system of an entirely new generation of tools, which incorporates a novel high-resolution, whole-body sense of touch to accomplish most delicate tasks accurately.
We received the Deutscher Zukunftspreis by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in November 2017 for our first product, the sensitive and easily programmable robotic arm.
The system can be operated via Apps like a smartphone and be taught new tasks within a few minutes, without requiring any programming skills. At the same time the system is sensitive to such an extent, that it can take over assembling, testing or inspection tasks.
The online platform Franka World is the center of the ecosystem, where the community will be able to exchange ideas and developers will get assigned to customers allowing them to introduce new solutions and applications.
The system was developed based on the globally leading German robot technology, and is now produced in series in Bavaria, Germany.
Designed, developed and made in Germany.