The possibilities for robots are endless in a future when robotic manipulators are easy to install, transport, deploy, and are safe around people. However, most of today‚Äôs robots are rigid metal machines that require large safety cages and heavy equipment to install. This limits robots to work in isolation, doing the same task over and over again, for months or years at a time. The Pneubotics team suggests that to move the robotics industry forward; the robot arm must be reinvented.


Pneubotics "Soft" Robotic Arms Industrial Rigid Robotic Arms
1:2 Payload to weight ratio 1:10 payload to weight ratio
Deploys on existing carts & lifts with minimal infrastructure costs Fixed installation with high capital expenses
Robot To Task: Operates in unstructured environments enabling large workspace automation Task To Robot: Requires structured environments with a fixed workspace
Force controlled with valves and air Position controlled with motors and gearboxes
Plastic and air-driven structure makes operation in clean chemical & explosive environments possible Motor driven robots are difficult to certify for clean environments
Compliant lightweight structure accommodates soft contact Rigid structure and large mass require safety cages for operation
Easy Setup: Automated tool-paths enabled with scan & plan surface detection and selection. Custom Programming: Point to point motion requiring precise workspace calibration