Traditional robots can handle heavy loads at high speed, but lack positioning accuracy. Hexapod robots - six-legged parallel-kinematic machines - have a long history in precision optics alignment & micro / nano-manufacturing automation. They were considered overkill for traditional industrial automation applications, but the need for miniaturization and higher precision is rapidly changing the situation. New high-speed fieldbus interfaces facilitate integration with PLC or CNC controllers.
Built out of individual modules that natively run ROS 2.0, MARA can be physically extended in a seamless manner. The modular robot arm delivers industrial-grade features such as a high-speed real time enabled ROS 2.0 communication interface, security protections or a hardware power lifecycle.