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SZTAKI researchers build 3D-printed robotic arm


A four-part video series showcases a 3D-printed robotic arm built by the researchers at the SZTAKI Research Laboratory for Engineering & Management Intelligence. The robot, built mainly for educational purposes, has been integrated into SZTAKI’s SmartFactory system.

The robotic arm was built by Kristóf Abai (system development engineer), Zsóka Keszthelyi (software developer) and Richárd Beregi (research engineer). The series focuses on their work and the steps the took to develop the robot. During the first episode, they talk about the problems and difficulties they had to overcome – in front of the already built robot.

The second episode is about the construction of the robot’s grabber from 3D-printed parts and metal screws. The third episode is about the wiring and construction of the arm itself, while the fourth and final episode showcases the robot’s implementation and operation as part of the SmartFactory system.

The series also breaks down the cost of building such a device, while also explaining why it is important to create further freely available designs for certain tasks. The researchers are also planning to publish further information on their robot.

English subtitles are available for non-Hungarian speakers.