FRANKA RESEARCH 3
The platform of choice for cutting edge AI & Robotics research
Franka Research 3 is the reference world-class, force sensitive robot system that empowers researchers with easy-to-use robot features as well as with low-level access to robot´s control and learning capabilities.
The AI & Robotics tool set
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Franka Research 3´s robot system includes the Arm and its Control. The force sensitive and agile Arm features 7 DOF with torque sensors at each joint, industrial-grade pose repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm and negligible path deviation even at high velocities. It comes with a payload of 3 kg, a reach of 855 mm and a workspace coverage of 94.5 %.Download Datasheet
FCI (Franka Control Interface)
FCI is the ideal interface to explore low-level programming and control schemes, providing the current status of the robot and enabling its direct torque control, at 1 kHz. On top of the C++ interface libfranka, integration with the most popular ecosystems ROS, ROS2 and MATLAB & Simulink is available!Documentation
Desk is the browser-based user interface that offers quick robot control options, and where Apps can be dragged and dropped into a sequence to create entire tasks in no time. Ideal for rapid prototyping of robot behaviors, setup of experiments, simple human-robot interaction studies and demos.
Easy to use and fast to implement safety. Thanks to browser-based user interface Watchman, typically complex safety setups are greatly simplified to ensure that your lab and lab workers are protected.
„The Franka Emika robot system is ideal for our research in reactive, robust manipulation in open-ended environments. It is also well suited for our work toward collaborative manipulation alongside people.“
Dieter Fox, Senior Director - Robotics Research, NVIDIA
„Humans and robots are differently intelligent; by interacting, we can combine skills to do more than what we could achieve separately.“
Leila Takayama, Associate Professor - Human-Robot Interaction, University of California
„A new era of robotic applications calls for a new robot generation. Franka Emika is laying down a solid foundation for the new challenges in real-world robotics applications.“
Oussama Khatib, Director - Robotics Lab, Stanford University
Resources and Community
An open and global research ecosystem enabled by a powerful robotics platform for quicker time to results and publishing. Franka Research 3 is the reference platform to integrate existing research, share breakthroughs and collaborate on projects, replicate studies and promote papers with the community.
The right interface for each use case
Three access levels to the robot address different needs and skills, for the whole spectrum of robotics research.
|Workflow-based programming using Apps||•|
|Quick prototyping of experiments and demos||•|
|Execution of robot tasks||•||•|
|Development of customized Apps||•|
|Connection of third-party hardware||•||•|
|Connection of external resources||•||•|
|1 kHz torque, position and velocity control||•|
|1 kHz measurement of sensor signals and robot status||•|
|Access to kinematic and dynamic robot model||•|
|Integration with ROS and MATLAB & Simulink||•|
The reference robotic platform for research, globally
Start collaborations across a multitude of fields and compare results with a continuously growing network of Franka Emika academic users.Check the academic community`s publications
From AI, ML, Robot Control and Motion Planning, to Manipulation and HRI.
For researchers at the cutting edge of AI & Robotics, FRANKA RESEARCH 3 provides a reference force-sensitive robotic platform and powerful control interfaces, for quick time to results and publishing. The platform also offers a low barrier to entry for researchers in search of a robot arm to automate their experimental setup, as well as a support for teaching robot control and automation courses.