Robot Operating System Drivers Enhance PI Hexapod Functionality

The open source set of tools, software libraries, and rules aid in the development and control of 6-axis hexapod robot operations, newly available.

December 2020, Auburn, MA – The Robot Operating System (ROS) by ROS.org is a flexible framework for robotics software development. PI’s release of ROS drivers is the company’s latest addition to its H-811 high performance hexapod 6-axis miniature robot, allowing fast, seamless integration into a ROS environment, with comfortable control using their well-known mechanisms. With an included URDF model in the driver package, the H-811.i2 hexapod can also be simulated and visualized. To download the ROS hexapod robot driver package, click here ».

What Industries Benefit from 6-Axis Robots
From first-ever astronomical discoveries and precise production line optics and photonics automation to bio-medical microsurgery research and perfecting cellphone image quality, PI’s multi-axis hexapods perform 6D movements in a compact space based on parallel kinematics, ensuring accuracy for all degrees of freedom.

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PI’s in-house engineered components have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage for 5 decades. With a large basis of standard piezo components and materials as well as precision motion products, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application from sensors and transducers to microscope auto-focus units, fast positioning stages to multi-axis automation systems.

About PI
PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI’s customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.

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