FRANKA EMIKA Panda Reviews

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If you are considering buying a FRANKA EMIKA Panda cobot, you may want to investigate what peers think about this solution. Collaborative robots are a fast-growing technology, and many people are seeking easy-to-use and reliable solutions with decent support and documentation. Other important factors to consider when researching cobots include compatibility and safety. We have compiled a list of user reviews that you can use in the same way as personal recommendations.

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  • Overall

    4.5/5 (6)

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fahd berguiga

erm automatismes

May 31, 2022

  • Overall

    4.6/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    3/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    5/5

  • Safety

    4/5

  • Compatibility

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

Period
  • 2022
Title
The most customisable robot in the world
Pro
First of all i like the fact that this robot is a 7 axis robot. So, we can access a very hard position with it. Also, the fact that we can develop our instructions blocks with ride cli makes it very powerfull. We can also use it for research purpose with the 1KHZ (FCI interface) and to develop many applications using ROS. I also like the fact that with the buttons on the flange we can do a simple program of picking in 5 minutes.And, finally i like the user interface of this robot which is very easy to use.
Con
First, i dislike the fact that for this robot we don't have any documentation for security. So, if you want to install it on an industriel middle you have to purchase the Franka security module. Also, it will be so great to have an offline simulator and an online one to create and test programs with and without the robot. The limitation of the communication protocols is alwso one of my dislikes on this robot.

Antonello Scaldaferri

University of Pisa

May 29, 2022

  • Overall

    4.8/5

  • Meet Requirements

    4/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    5/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    5/5

  • Safety

    5/5

  • Compatibility

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

Period
  • 2021
Title
Excellent cobot for research and academic purposes. Good for practicing with manipulators.
Pro
Safe and robust. It can be easily used with other frameworks. High degree of adaptability.
Con
I would't use it for real world applications. It is a bit bulky. It is difficult to combine it with other robots for a more complex system.

William Ernst

N/A

Jul 12, 2021

  • Overall

    4.7/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    5/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    5/5

  • Value for Money

    5/5

  • Recommendation

    4/5

Period
Title
Great collaborative robot with focus on ease of task development
Pro
Its very easy and quick to program tasks. You can manually move the arm for recording locations and very easy to use block style programing interface that anyone would be able to understand and program. For simple tasks, you could have it working 1-2 days after receiving it but for my use case it took longer due to creating a custom interface to control the Panda rather than using the given one.
Con
It required working with Franka's support team(which were very helpful) in order to run the panda from alternate software rather than the original.

Maria Mendoza

BFH

May 18, 2021

  • Overall

    4.4/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    4/5

  • Value for Money

    4/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

Period
Title
Academic use
Pro
This robot interface is friendly and easy to use. It was easy to understand, and you could get easy movements in a short time.
Con
There could be some improvements when programming cycles.

Manoj Biswanath

ankhlabs

May 6, 2021

  • Overall

    4.3/5

  • Meet Requirements

    4/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    4/5

  • Value for Money

    4/5

  • Recommendation

    5/5

Period
Title
Smooth, robust and good for reaearch work. Can learn a lot interdisciplinary stuff.
Pro
Panda is well integrated with MoveIt platform and has well developed low level controllers which makes its interface quite easy. Fast in real time with very high working frequency. Possibility to implement in multiple disciplines such as robot learning, vision, control and automation. Other interfaces including visual servoing, ROS.
Con
Slightly expensive

Henrique Nunes Poleselo

Ford

May 5, 2021

  • Overall

    4.1/5

  • Meet Requirements

    5/5

  • Easy to Use

    5/5

  • Quality of Documentation

    4/5

  • Quality of Support

    4/5

  • Maintenance & Uptime

    4/5

  • Value for Money

    3/5

  • Recommendation

    4/5

Period
Title
Panda is great for research
Pro
Panda offers a C++ low-level control library, letting you to tweak with the PID parameters and doing visual servoing, for instance, which is a great point. Futhermore (in my case), there was also an interface to use with Python and ROS, which was great, because one can actually use it with MoveIt! Making path planning easy.
Con
I wouldn't say anything