My friend Chad Jenkins turned me on to this very nifty and very functional robot arm for the iRobot Create. It’s elegant in its simplicity, and would be a great weekend robotics project.

10 thoughts on “Clever arm for iRobot Create

  1. This arm seems to be a lot helpful to people on wheelchair or for those who cannot bend down for medical reasons.
    If the flat tray on which the arm places objects can be magnetized this could be used for picking up metallic objects too like nuts,pins,nails etc.

  2. “It’s elegant in it’s simplicity”
    1st “It’s” is correct.
    2nd “it’s” should be “its” (no apostrophe in possessive pronouns).

    1. Ouch. I could pretend that I did that on purpose, but I didn’t. Mistake fixed… Thanks for paying close attention!

    1. Travis, thank you for the additional information. I’ll be at ICRA 2010. Hopefully the Healthcare Robots Lab will bring more cool innovations to show off!

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Kipp Bradford is a technology consultant and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He is the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer in Engineering at Brown University, where he teaches several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. Kipp is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Make Magazine.

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