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Four years after the market introduction of JACO, Kinova launches an updated and improved version of their flagship product.

Carbon fiber forefront

The arm

Jaco² enables users to interact with their environment with complete safety, freedom, and effectiveness. The arm moves smoothly and silently  with unlimited rotation on each axis.

The axes are aluminum compact actuator discs (CADs) of a unique design. Each Jaco² robot arm consists of 2 distinct sets of 3 identical, interchangeable, and easy-to-replace CADs linked together by a ZIF (zero insertion force) cable.

Its main structure, entirely made of carbon fibre, delivers optimal robustness and durability as well as a cutting-edge look-and-feel. The arm is mounted on a standard aluminum extruded support structure that can be affixed to almost any surface.

The gripper

The gripper consists of 2 or 3 underactuated fingers that can be individually controlled. Their unique bi-injected plastic structure endows them with great flexibility and unrivalled grip. In contrast to the previous version, Jaco² has a slimmer gripper and a friction pad who allows the fingers to adjust to any object whatever its shape; as a result, they can gently pick up an egg or firmly grasp a jar.


Jaco² can be controlled with a computer (see the “Software” section below) or Kinova’s 3-axis, 7-button joystick. Control is intuitive and allows users to navigate using 3 different modes: translate, rotate, and grip. Also, Kinova’s Intelligent Singularity Avoidance System always keeps Jaco² safely away from unwanted locations. JACO² is highly flexible and can adapt to all user needs.


Jaco² features an advanced application programming interface (API), enabling programmers to raise their experience to another level. The API, linked to Jaco² through a USB 2.0 connector, allows programmers to configure advanced parameters and integrate the robot to their own systems. In addition, Jaco² can be controlled with any one of many navigation systems, providing a broad range of applications from analyzing central system data to programming automated paths. The API comes with complete documentation and several code examples. In addition, new and exciting updates are available on a regular basis.

    6 Degrees Of Freedom

  • Weight: 4,4 Kg
  • Payload:
  • 2,6 Kg. mid-range
    2,2 Kg. full extension

  • Reach: 900 mm
    4 Degrees Of Freedom

  • Weight: 3,6Kg
  • Payload:
  • 4,4 Kg. mid-range
    3,5 Kg. full extension

  • Reach: 750 mm

Price on application

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