December 31, 2021
China’s Unitree Technology has announced the launch of its robotic arm Z1, which can be installed on the head of a quadruped robot. At a company event, Unitree showed a video in which the robot can smoothly complete actions such as pick up objects, open and close doors, pour wine and automatically fasten screws.
The company said the robot arm being added to the quadruped robot opens up different application requirements for industrial and consumer applications. “Both industry applications and offline stores are becoming our goal,” said Wang Xingxing, the CEO of Unitree Technology. “The robotic arm is currently in a stage of rapid development with the evolution and direction of technology. But we hope that it will enter our lives immediately. The current problem is cost control and the improvement of intelligence.”
The company said it is currently exploring collaboration scenarios between the quadruped robot and robotic arm, as well as developing industry standards.
For more details on the robot, visit the Unitree website here.