Light Weight Arm

Kinova has created a 6 DOF arm (JACO Arm) weighing at 5kg and has a payload of 1.5kg (30% of it’s weight) with a maximum reach of 90cm. The arm is made from carbon fibre and uses harmonic gears motors thus making it a very quiet arm. It has claimed that it consumes less energy than a light bulb.

This arm cost around USD 50,000 but it’s considered low cost among robotic arms in it’s class.