Intelligent Robotic Arms (IRA) Lab


1. Kinova Gen3 Robotic Arm


The Kinova Gen3 robot is a seven-DOF fully spatial robotic arm with a maximum reach of 0.902 m. Its total weight is 8.2 kg (no gripper) with a continuous payload, in the mid range of the workspace, of 4 kg. The actuator joint range after startup is infinite, and the physical and software limits on joints 2, 4, and 6 are utilized to avoid shell self collisions. The maximum Cartesian translation speed of the end effector is 40 cm/s. The robot is equipped with different types of sensors, such as torque sensor, current (motor) sensor, voltage sensor and temperature (motor) sensor. In addition, there is a vision module attached to the end effector, which includes a color sensor with a focal length from 30 cm to infinite and a depth sensor with a focal length from 18 cm to infinite. More information can be found on the website

2. Perception Neuron Motion Capture System

Perception Neuron Studio boast industry leading sensor technology and revolutionary sensor algorithm, giving users limitless potential to take their motion capture to the next level.  The Perception Neuron Studio System is a packaged solution with inertial trackers to give a precise motion capture experience. More information can be found on the website

3. Microsoft Azure Kinect DK


Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit with advanced AI sensors that provide sophisticated computer vision and speech models. Kinect contains a depth sensor, spatial microphone array with a video camera, and orientation sensor as an all in-one small device with multiple modes, options, and software development kits (SDKs). More information can be found on the website