Gears inside the wrist of industrial robot

From a mechanical point of view, the wrist mechanism is the most interesting part of the robot arm. It is always interesting for me to see how this part of the robot is built in different types of arms. Fortunately we have YouTube, so it’s possible to look under the cover without dissembling robot by yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a short list of my favourite videos showing different solutions.

Fanuc M-10iA gears of axis five and six submerged in oil
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Robot spare parts and consumables availability

Jibo โ€“ intelligent home robot says goodbye to its users. He was able to recognise the humans around it and interact with them, using a rotating โ€œheadโ€ and single large animated eye. The robot cost $900 and was a kind of stationary smart speaker. Its manufacturer was taken over by another company, which decided to shut down the Jiboโ€™s servers.

This is one of many entertainment robots that ended their lives after a short market time. Fortunately, industrial robots are supported much longer.

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