Modern Manipulator Arm for Undergraduate Robotic Courses
Quanser’s QArm is a 4 DOF robotic serial manipulator with a tendon-based two-stage gripper and an RGBD camera, designed for modern engineering education and academic research applications. Leveraging the intuitive graphical interface of Simulink® or expandability of PythonTM and ROS, students get a systematic understanding of the design of robotic systems and concepts, including joint control, kinematics, path planning, statics, and dynamics. QArm comes with comprehensive studio-type course resources to motivate students and provide the basis for interactive challenges. The QArm curriculum is mapped to popular robotics textbooks by Mark Spong and John Craig.