Elephant Robotics has launched its most advanced 6 DoF robot arm so far with the myCobot Pro 600 equipped with a Raspberry Pi 4 SBC, offering a maximum 600mm working range and support for up to 2kg payloads.
We’ve covered Elephant Robotics’ myCobot robotic arms based on Raspberry Pi 4, ESP32, Jetson Nano, or Arduino previously, even reviewed the myCobot 280 Pi using both Python and visual programming, and the new Raspberry Pi 4-based myCobot Pro 600 provides about the same features but its much larger design enables it to be used on larger areas and handles heavier objects.
myCobot Pro 600 specifications:
- SBC – Raspberry Pi 4 single board computer
- MCU – 240 MHz ESP32 dual-core microcontroller (600 DMIPS) with 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi & dual-mode Bluetooth
- Video Output – 2x micro HDMI 2.0 ports
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Networking – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 (via Raspberry Pi)
- USB – 4x USB ports (on Raspberry Pi)
- Degree of Freedom – 6
- Robot Arm
- Working radius – 600 mm
- Maximum load – 2,000 grams
- Repeatability – ± 0.5 mm
- Life span – 2,000 hours
- Display – 5×5 LED matrix
- Motor parameters
- Harmonic motor + high-performance servo steering gear
- Maximum joint speed – 115°/s
- Maximum end speed – 0.6m/s
- Joint rotation angle
- J1: -180° ~ +180°
- J2: -270° ~ +90°
- J3: -150° ~ +150°
- J4: -260° ~ +80°
- J5: -168° ~ +168°
- J6: -174° ~ +174°
- Expansion – 12x GPIO ports (24V) via terminal block
- Misc – Emergency stop switch connected via 2-pin terminal block
- Power Supply – 48V DC
- Dimensions – It’s complicated (See below)
- Weight – 8.8 kg
- Materials – Aluminum alloy, plastic, rubber
- Temperature Range – 0 – 50°C
The robot arm can be programmed from a host running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS with ROS1, Python, or C++ programming, and support for RoboFlow visual development software, while myStudio can be used to upgrade the firmware. Documentation can be found on the Elephant Robotics website and some of the tools are available on GitHub.
myCobot Pro 600 joins a longish list of robot arms from the company as shown in the comparison table below.
The wider working range and larger maximum payload does come at a cost that’s not exactly linear with the myCobot Pro 600 robot going for about $7,000 or almost nine times more expensive than the 280mm working range/250 grams payload version that we previously reviewed. It’s probably better suited to commercial applications than to education since it does not have that many extra features over the cheaper version just beefier specs.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.