When you think of robots in factories, you probably imagine those autonomous arms with lasers or pinchers on the end, doing fancy things like putting cars together. Since those robots are cost-prohibitive and large, they don't exactly make great office companions. A uArm on Kickstarter, however, will give you a similar effect in a much smaller package.
The Arduino-powered uArm is inspired by the industrial-strength ABB PalletPack robot arm. It's strong enough to lift up and relocate a full can of soda. The possibilities for such a gadget are quite varied. You could use it to dish out cat treats, move chess pieces, or hand you a pen when you need one.… Read more