Bota Systems Rokubi Pricing & Product Details

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Rokubi Overview

What is Rokubi?

Robuki's Rokubi FT sensor is an excellent choice for a variety of applications due to its compact design, robust structure, and versatile features. With a weight of only 120g, this small form factor sensor is perfect for use in rehabilitation, robotic surgery, polishing, sanding, and other fine mechanics tasks.

This force-torque sensor is equipped with integrated signal processing electronics, a 6 DoF IMU, and temperature sensors, all housed in a compact package. It can measure on 6 axes with 6 DoF IMU (available only with EtherCAT communication), providing direct force and torque data in N and Nm. The sensor is also resistant to dust, water, and extreme environments, making it an ideal choice for outdoor and industrial applications.

The Rokubi FT sensor is compatible with a range of software platforms, including TwinCAT, ROS, LabVIEW, and MATLAB, which makes it easy to integrate into existing systems. Additionally, the sensor comes with complete installation kits for use with Kinova Jaco, making integration with this popular robotic arm easy.

One of the significant advantages of Robuki's Rokubi FT sensor is its open-source software compatibility, which enables users to customize and adjust the sensor's settings and functionalities according to their needs. The sensor is also CE compliant, ensuring that it meets the high-quality standards required for European markets.

Finally, the sensor is equipped with overload protection and high-stiffness structure, which means that it can withstand high impact forces and will not deform even under heavy loads. Overall, the Robuki Rokubi FT sensor is an excellent choice for those looking for a versatile, compact, and robust force-torque sensor for a wide range of applications.

What applications is Rokubi product best for?

Precision Assembly:
Controlled insertion for high tolerance assembly.
Assembly quality control for increased productivity.

UAV Inspection:
Provides constant force for reliable measurements.
Consistent and repetitive measurements.
Ability to generate diagnostic data.
Reduces exposure to hazardous environments.

Rehabilitation with Robotic Systems
Enhances haptic interaction between patient, therapist and robot.
Consistent and controlled rehabilitation.
Provides sense of security for patient and therapist.
Tracks patient progress quantitatively.
Generates accurate diagnostic reports.
Lowers physiotherapy costs.

Micromanipulation:

Increases productivity.
Ensures high-quality production.
Safe for safety-critical operations.
Capable of manipulating fragile parts.

Robotic Assisted Surgery:
Reduces medical risks.
Enhances security for patient and surgeon.
Leads to less post-surgery scars.
Shorter recovery time.
Lowers costs per operation.

What are the specifications of Rokubi?

Product mass 0.12 kg

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  • Overall

    4.7/5 (4)

Verified user

Mar 2, 2023

  • Overall

    4.8/5

  • Meet Requirements

    4/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    5/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    5/5

  • Safety

    5/5

  • Compatibility

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

  • Compatibility with Cobot/Robot

    5/5

Period
  • 2021
Title
I used this sensor in a custom-built testbed for measuring wheel-soil interaction forces.
Pro
The sensor was easy to mount and use, and support from the team was excellent when I had software issues. It was easy to use the sensor with ROS, and the data quality was very good.
Con
The sensor takes 30-45 minutes to warm up to a steady temperature, and force measurements drift with temp, so you have to turn on the machine well in advance of data collection. The cable that came with our sensor was also fragile and needed to have strain relief added.

Giulio Cerruti

Caranx-Medical

Feb 22, 2023

  • Overall

    4.5/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    4/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    5/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    4/5

  • Safety

    5/5

  • Compatibility

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    4/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

  • Compatibility with Cobot/Robot

    4/5

Period
  • 2022
Robot
LBR iiwa 14 R820 KUKA + BFT-MEDS-SER-M8 (Medusa 6-axis FT sensor with side serial interface)
Title
Application: autonomously guide an ultrasound probe connected at the end-effector of a robotic manipulator. In order to guarantee continuous ultrasound feedback I required to ensure contact between the ultrasound probe and the patient skin. At first I used the estimated force/torque feedback provided by the KUKA arm, but then I preferred to move to a FT sensor placed before the ultrasound probe so to have an accurate and configuration independent force/torque feedback. This also allowed us to implement a force closed loop for autonomous scanning that is independent from the robotic manipulator adopted.
Pro
The sensor is compact, light, has a wider range (and a higher noise free resolution) along the z axis and it's very accurate. All the filtering is already performed on the sensor side and the signal obtained is ready to be used in the user application. It is easy to setup and it's directly compatible with ROS. I would add that customer service has been always very friendly, reactive and effective.
Con
Absence of documentation particularly for the firmware side. I needed to have a call with the developers to understand how to properly configure the sensor for my application (and it is still a little obscure to me). It would be really helpful to have more information. Similarly, FT calibration, gravity compensation are out of the box but requires some work to be properly put in place. Inertial compensation was missing at the time I integrated the sensor in the system. It would be a nice feature to add if still not present.

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Application: Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation / Measurement of interaction forces between human and robot for analysis and closed-loop control

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