The lightest solution for the most heavy-duty applications

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 it’s just a fraction of the weight of traditional robotic arms.

Weighing in at just 4.4 kg, the KINOVAGen2 Ultra lightweight robot (formerly known as JACO 2) gives your team a plug-and-play option developed with open architecture, and compatible with both ROS and our software, giving you performance, flexibility and ease all in one.

Increase the efficiency of your workspace

Increase the efficiency of your workspace

Bring adaptability, flexibility and scalability to your lab, so your teams spend more time achieving results and less time building towards them.

Our ultra lightweight robots adapt to any work environment to address multiple needs, and are built to withstand both physical force and the evolution of other technologies, no matter how the needs of your research space advance over time.

Inherently safe for human-robot interaction

Inherently safe for human-robot interaction

Designed to augment human capability in any research 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

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 has become the manipulator of choice for our service robot applications

Prof. Andrea Thomaz

University of Texas at Austin - Dilligent Droids
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 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

7 DOF-Spherical

Wrist angle

90 °

Weight

5,5 kg

Payload

2,4 kg

Reach

984 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

6 DOF

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

4,4 kg

Payload

2,6 kg

Reach

900 mm

Power consumption

25 W

4 DOF

Wrist angle

60 °

Weight

3,6 kg

Payload

4,4 kg

Reach

750 mm

Power consumption

25 W
Meet the newest member of our ultra lightweight series

Meet the newest member of our ultra lightweight series

The KINOVAGen3 Ultra lightweight robot is everything researchers love about our second-generation robot, plus exciting new features and next-generation, open hardware and software architecture that delivers ongoing value and continuous innovation.

  • Embedded 2D/3D vision
  • Quick Connect controller
  • Flexible end-effector connectivity
  • Closed-loop control at 1 kHz

Enabled by KINOVA KORTEXTM

Talk with a Kinova advisor

Get in touch today if you’d like more information about our robots designed for innovative research projects. An advisor will be happy to answer any of your questions and set up a personal demo.