R12 Robot Arm


ROS Software Maintainer: Andreas Hogstrand - HogstrandAndreas@gmail.com

Tested platforms: Ubuntu 18.04 + Melodic


The R12 is a complete self-contained five axis vertically articulated robot arm system designed as a cost effective solution for bench top automation. Applications include testing, sample handling, machine feeding. The hand terminates in a mounting plate to which can be mounted one of our low cost grippers, vacuum pickups or your own device.

R12 is a very low cost entry to real industrial robotics, fast, accurate and reliable and easy to program yet capable of the most complex tasks. It has a useful 500mm reach and a 500g payload. Designed by a young engineer building on our existing R17 technology it is a breakthrough in bench top robotics. It is lighter, faster and quieter than R17, using high efficiency digital motors driving through steel reinforced polyurethane timing belts. Optional incremental optical encoders provide exceptional integrity as well as safety.

For more information, please see https://www.strobotics.com/


Clone the r12_hardware_interface ROS package from the ST-ROBOTICS github (https://github.com/ST-ROBOTICS) into your catkin_ws/src folder. For preconfigured moveit support, a urdf package (my_r12_description) and moveit config package (r12_moveit_config) are also provided.


For software support, please email ukoffice@strobotics.com

Wiki: robots/r12 (last edited 2018-09-12 18:04:30 by AndreasHogstrand)