Haddington Robotics is a new robotic arm company on the scene. They launched their new robot “Dexter” at MakerCon New York and Mike Senese gave me the heads up via twitter and I have finally gotten around to posting. They demonstrated impressive trainability and repeatability at the show. One of their key capabilities that they mention that it has “supercomputer” performance for computations. This seems to indicate that it has one or more than one FPGA to perform high speed functions like optical encoder data acquisition. While I am not sure I understand why they need this, I cannot argue with the results seen in the video after the break.
It appears to be based upon steppers, but I am not sure how they get the “backdrive-ability” seen in the videos . If anybody knows more, I would love to know.