RE2 Announces New Lightweight Modular Robotic Arm - DM4-A2
- RE2 Integrates Arm Onto QinetiQ North America's IOP Compliant Dragon Runner 10 Interoperable
RE2, Inc. , a leading developer of modular robotic manipulation systems, announced today that the company has developed a new high-performance robotic arm. The DM4-A2 robotic arm is highly modular, lightweight, and power-dense. The DM4-A2 is composed of a 4-degree-of-freedom manipulator and a 2-finger gripper. The manipulator and gripper are attached via RE2's End-Effector Interface .
The DM4-A2 can be easily mounted on to unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for use by the military's dismounted units. The addition of a robotic arm onto a UGV enhances the robot's capabilities and ability to remotely interact with the environment. RE2 recently integrated the DM4-A2 onto the IOP compliant Dragon Runner™ 10 Interoperable (DR 10-I) by QinetiQ North America. The integrated system can be viewed in a demonstration video.
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"RE2 is dedicated to developing interoperable technologies that easily integrate onto the industry's leading robotic platforms," stated Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of RE2. "The integration of our new DM4-A2 robotic arm onto QinetiQ's DR 10-I is an excellent example of an interoperable system that meets the military's current need for a modular lightweight robot."
The DM4-A2 is compliant with the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) architecture, meaning that it interoperates physically, electrically, and logically with other AEODRS Capability Modules. Also, the DM4-A2 is compliant with Interoperability Profiles (IOP). The DM4-A2 can be configured to be either AEODRS-compliant or IOP-compliant.
Source : RE2, Inc. - view original press release