We were looking for a reliable, general-purpose mobile manipulation platform, because the research projects pursued in my lab are often quite diverse. MOVOBETA looks to be a great general-purpose research platform. We’re planning to use it as our primary mobile manipulator for years to come. I wanted a robot from a manufacturer that I believed would be responsive to my needs, and that I am confident will be around for a while. I have also enjoyed working with JACO arms in the past—they’re very capable, especially for the price, and support has been very responsive—so I wanted to keep using them.Integration and support are paramount.
Director, Intelligent Robot Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Brown University, Providence RI