Fostering innovation and driving the diffusion of technologies that will propel the next generation of robots
qbrobotics is an Italian Company founded in 2011 as a spin-off of the University of Pisa – Research Center “E. Piaggio” and the Italian Institute of Technology that produce innovative devices implementing the soft-robotics technology as robotic hands, grippers, handles, delta robots and VSA actuators.
These products implement the natural principles of motion control, the same principle behind the muscular system of animals and the natural human movement, in order to create robots that are smooth and safe when interacting with humans. The industrial sectors which qbrobotics operates in are service robotics, industrial robotics & automation, as well as biomedical and prosthetics.
A collaborative robot can add value to your production by automating repetitive tasks with a collaborative tailored for pick and place. A collaborative robot can allow for increased accuracy and reduced waste. A collaborative robot arm such as a UR5 can be used in repetitive pick and place tasks offering flexibility such as releiving your workforce for more important tasks.
A UR robot can run and pick and place applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle inventory after your employees have gone home. A collaborative robot such as the UR arm can easily be moved/deployed/adjusted into a new process; giving you the aglity to automate almost any manual task, including small batches or fast change-overs.
By adding an accessory such as an OnRobot RG2 Gripper or the RG6 Gripper, you will increase production output by accelerating your pick and place processes.
A Robotiq solution for pick and place application would be a Robotiq Wrist camera and a 2 Finger Gripper on a UR5. This allows for production to run non-stop when delays are tight.
A collaborative robot for injection molding allows for rapid and accurate handling of injection molds used for prototyping and short-run manufacturing. Having a collaborative robot enables relief for machine operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries.
The collaborative robot is able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your business to handle molding even when employees are not there after business hours.
For added connectivity and flexibility, Euromap 67 can be added to your collaborative robot. Euromap 67 consists of a cable connection to the injection molding machine, user friendly templates which ensure easy and fast programming as well as communication signals between the robot arm and the injection molding.
Within a laboratory, a collaborative robot can automate demanding research projects that require flexibility, efficient use of space and seamless integration of lab peripherals.
With a collaborative robot, you are able to customize your system to deliver ultimate flexibility while providing 24/7 operation for time-sensitive testing and analysis.
For consistency and predictable quality, a collaborative robot will consistently and repeatedly follow exact processes and pre-defined workflows with miniscule/minimum deviation, providing optimum conditions for study or analysis.
A collaborative robot arm within an assembly line allows for reduced assembly lines, an increase in production speed and improve the quality of the product. A collaborative robot can easily be redeployed which is a benefit for small and medium sized businesses which has a high mix/low volume production.
Assembly operations tend to require a robot to locate and grip precisely. This can be achieved through a full collaborative set-up. A full collaborative set-up comprises of:
UR5 OR UR10
OnRobot RG2 Gripper
OnRobot RG-2 FT
OnRobot Torque Sensor
The advantage of having a full collaborative set-up allows the collaborative robot to work side by side with your workers. Another advantage that stems from a collaborative robot is that your workers can be relieved of other tasks having the collabaroative robot take over the repetitive tasks. UR robots can be programmed to operate in the reduced mode when a human enters the robots work area and resume full speed when the person leaves the area. A collaborative robot can replace human operators in dirty, dangerous tasks to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injury.
Universal Robots can handle various materials such as assembly plastics, woods and metals.
By implementing a collaborative robot in your assembly line it allows you to expand production capabilities such as increasing quality, consistency and production speed.
Bin-picking consists of three main types: structured, semi-structured and random. In this day and age, it is becoming more and more viable to utilise robots for random bin-picking with the advanced vision systems and programs being created. Remove the effort from unloading, sorting and packing by combining one of the UR robots with a vision system.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to what applications you can achieve with collaborative robots. You are only limited by your imagination.
qbMove | qbRobotics
The qbMove is a modular VSA (Variable Stiffness Actuator), an innovative muscle-like building block for the realization of soft robots.
The VSA technology enables to regulate the stiffness of the motor endowing robots with Natural Motion.
qbMove Advanced | qbRobotics
qbActuators are based on variable stiffness actuation and present a wealth of potential uses due to their naturalness of motion, energy efficiency, speed, robustness and task adaptability. The qbMove is a single actuator, proposed in Robotic Kit comprised of multiple qbMoves and connector pieces for assembly and configuration in different robots, e.g. a snake, a hexapod, or a humanoid.
Our VSA, whose operation is similar to a pair of muscles, have the shape of cubes to facilitate modular assembly based on the needs of the end user. The qbmove is a single actuator, proposed in its Advanced version and sold in Robotic Kit that allow different assembly configurations (4 and 6 DOFs robotic arms, snake, hexapod, delta and humanoid).
The qbmove Advanced represents the best of the state of the art of the VSA actuators and is proposed for the educational sector to research institutes and universities.
USB & RS485 communication
Injection moulding nylon case
Nominal torque 5.5 Nm
Nominal speed 5.5 rad/s
Nominal Voltage 24V
Variable stiffness range [0.5 – 83.5] Nm/rad
Active Rotation Angle +/- 180°
qbSofthand (Research) | qbRobotics
qbSoftHand (Research) is an anthropomorphic robotic hand based on soft-robotics technology, flexible, adaptable and able to interact with the surrounding environment, objects and humans while limiting the risk of hurting the operators, spoiling the products to be handled, and damaging the robot itself.
The qb SoftHand is adaptable and can grasp different objects without any change in the control action, showing an unparalleled level of simplicity and flexibility.
Thanks to its soft nature the hand by qbrobotics exploits the principles of synergies in a simple and intrinsically intelligent design that is not only safe in unexpected human-robot interaction, but also adaptable to grasp different objects without any change in the control action.
The combination of these innovations results in a flexible prehensile device that can grasp a wide variety of objects. The single-motor actuation makes the hand plug-and-play and simple-to-control (one single motor requires one single control signal to close and open the whole hand) and affordable.
The qb SoftHand Research has been designed for the educational sector and in particular for Research Institutes, Universities and testing laboratories.
Flexible, Adaptive & Robust
19 anthropomorphic DOFs, one synergy, one motor
Dislocatable, self-healing finger joints
Grasp force 62N (pinch configuration)
Nominal payload 1,7kg (pinch configuration)
From wide open to clenched fist in 1.1 s
USB & RS485 interfaces
UR+ Certified by Universal Robots
Feedback: motor position and motor current
Flat Flange Addon | qbRobotics
This add on will help you to fix your qbmoves to the frame.
Flat Flange | qbRobotics
Use this flange to connect two qbmoves or to connect you first qbmove to the frame.
C Flange | qbRobotics
With this flange you can connect two qbmoves to obtain a revolute joint.