Kinova Gen2 robot

Portable, practical and power-efficient for any workspace

Imagine a robotic arm that’s extremely portable, safe to operate around people, can manipulate objects in any three-dimensional workspace with very low power usage – and is just a fraction of the weight of traditional robotic arms.  Kinova gen2 robots offer you performance, flexibility and ease all in one.

  • Ultra lightweight 
  • Low power consumption
  • Best payload-to-weight ratio
  • Plug-and-play option developed with open architecture
  • Compatible with both ROS and our software

4-DoF

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

3.6 kg

Payload

4.4 kg

Reach

750 mm

Power consumption

25 W

6 DoF

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

4.4 kg

Payload

2.6 kg

Reach

900 mm

Power consumption

25 W

6 DoF Spherical

Wrist angle

90 °

Weight

4.4 kg

Payload

2.6 kg

Reach

984 mm

Power consumption

25 W

7 DoF Spherical

Wrist angle

90 °

Weight

5.5 kg

Payload

2.4 kg

Reach

984 mm

Power consumption

25 W
Kinova Gen2 robot HRI safety

Inherently safe for human-robot interaction

Designed to augment human capability in any structured and unstructured environment, all of our robots put the humans operating them at the forefront, meaning the individual is always in control of the technology, and the technology always complements the individual. Together, extraordinary results are within reach.

Testimonials

Prof. Andrea Thomaz University of Texas at Austin - Dilligent Robotics

Our work is aimed at developing service robots that operate side-by-side with humans, in dynamic human environments. Safe and effective operation in close proximity to people is something that Kinova has made a priority in their design, and this is why the JACO (Gen2) has become the manipulator of choice for our service robot applications

Prof. Andrea Thomaz

University of Texas at Austin - Dilligent Robotics
Topics of research:
Artificial Intelligence
Human-robot Interaction

Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa

Kinova's robots are the best in their category. They are thoughtfully designed, have a fantastic kinematic reachability, and are safe and light-weight. I am also deeply impressed with Kinova's commitment to deploying their arms in the real world for people with real needs. I am excited to be working closely with them.

Prof. Siddhartha Srinivasa

Carnegie Mellon University - University of Washington
Topics of research:
-Human-Robot Interaction
-Manipulation

Dr.Beata Jarosiewicz, phD

We're excited to be using the Kinova JACO2 (Gen2) arm and 3-finger gripper as part of our neural prosthetics research. The form factor and capabilities of this robot are well-suited for our goal of allowing people with paralysis to be able to control an assistive arm directly with their brain activity to perform activities of daily living. We've also been impressed with Kinova's software support for research-grade interactions with the underlying firmware

Dr.Beata Jarosiewicz, phD

Stanford University - Brain Gate
Topic of research:
-Brain-Computer Interface
Dept: EE, BioE and Neurobiology

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