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Jigsolve: New pnp nozzle arrived

The new nozzle arrived from RobotDigg. It’s two months late and never included the tracking number I asked for. Also I told them I wanted 150cm wire from the motor and I got 25. Also I told them my hose is 1/4″ ID. Did they include a male/male 1/4″ connector? No.

On the plus side the manufacturing of the part seems OK. @Aidan Leitch‘s soft nozzle seems to fit like a dream.

Every design problem trickles down from the nozzle. Tomorrow I hit the local hose & fitting supplier to get the missing adapter. Once nozzle tests pass, then i mount the camera above the nozzle and build a new z actuator. Then redesign the X carriage to hold the actuator. Then the Y axis. Then the cable management. With a little luck this thing will be working for the holidays.

These days… I find my patience is short and life moves WAY too slowly. I will pay for talented help. Marginally Clever is doing well and could be going so much faster.

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Energid’s Multi-robot collision avoidance demo

In this demo video from Energid, their Actin software is dynamically controlling two robot arms to actively avoiding a human operator interfering with their personal space.

From the Reddit post, “The reflective target is not needed, but it’s a good way to introduce random motion and prove that collision avoidance is working in real-time. The software takes care of motion planning and dynamic collision avoidance.”

I would love to have this in Robot Overlord. The robot on the right is a UR10.  Does anyone know the model o the robot on the left?