Bot-Hive sells lightweight robot to Glasgow University

Bot-Hive is a digital marketplace which connects SMEs with the right robotic technology for their business and shows them how they should introduce robots and collaborative robots into their production processes. It also is a reseller and distributor of lightweight industrial robots to the SME community.

Cardiff, 15th December, 2020. Bot-Hive, the largest online platform for robotics and automation technology, has sold a Franka Emika lightweight robot to Glasgow University.


Bot-Hive is a digital marketplace which connects SMEs with the right robotic technology for their business and shows them how they should introduce robots and collaborative robots into their production processes. It also is a reseller and distributor of lightweight industrial robots to the SME community.

A research group within Glasgow University is using the robot to demonstrate real time control. It uses its motion capture system to obtain a human's hand and arm gesture. It then sends the gesture information to the robot, so it can copy the human gesture in real time.

The group works in the field of 5G technologies, specifically with this project, to deliver a teleoperation demo over 5G network, using a robot. It believes that robotics is one of the most important applications, because the impressive performance of 5G should open up the huge potential of using robots in different sectors, such as Industry 4.0, healthcare, education and training.

The group were looking for a robot platform with high accuracy and reasonable payload capacity (>2kg). This allows it to design different experiments for different applications.

Research group member x said: "We are impressed with the robot's capabilities. For example, it is able to pick up electronic components at a speed of 0.5 meter per second and place them precisely within a 0.5mm position.

"It has been great dealing with Bot-Hive during this process and have found the team responsive and in-tune with our needs."

Franka Emika's lightweight robot has sophisticated soft-robot performance, is smart and industry-ready. It has been designed to enable automation for anyone, anywhere. It is supported by an easy-to-use and comprehensive software ecosystem which includes a wide range of apps.


Chris Hayes, co-founder and commercial director at Bot-Hive, said: "We were delighted to help Glasgow University choose one of the best lightweight robots on the market and we have worked closely with them as the robot was delivered, installed and began to operate."

Bot-Hive has attracted some of the world's leading robotic and automation companies to its platform.

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