e.DO

The Project The Project

Within the open and modular e.DO ecosystem,
advanced robotics can be used and integrated by people of all age and interests.

As an open-source project, released under the BSD 3-clause and GPL3 license, the hardware and software structure is designed to encourage application sharing and future expansion.

Designed by Comau, e.DO represents a concrete example of the company’s innovation strategy which integrates the mentality and approach of a start-up venture with the rich experience and competence base of a global industry leader. e.DO also provides a glimpse of how the industry could move toward the industrialization of professional robots at a lower cost point than can be achieved today.

PEOPLE MAKE ROBOTICS

The e.DO project is backed by community-led expansion.

e.DO Features

Made from a resilient composite plastic structure, e.DO is a compact robot with a Made-in-Italy design and the flexibility to run a wide range of applications providing they fall within its speed and payload parameters. More importantly, e.DO epitomizes the company’s ongoing commitment to open automation.

An Open Platform

e.DO uses the Robot Operating System (http://www.ros.org/) approach to let users interact with it. This allows e.DO to be programmed with a wide range of languages such as C/C++, python, Java and interact with all hardware and software components that are ROS compatible. ROS has powerful development tools and is currently used in many start-ups and universities to envision the next generation of robot. ROS is also used by students of all ages, from kids interacting with robots in museum exhibits to graduate students learning about the latest solutions to common robotics problems.

An Expanding Ecosystem

e.DO’s software is getting more robust as new features are added with every software release. Digital IOs and an intuitive Software Development Kit will be added in the near future, making it easier to integrate e.DO in your robotics projects.

Hardware and Software Architecture

Inside the sleek hexagon case, e.DO contains a Raspberry Pi motherboard while its Operating System is based on Linux.

Certificates

e.DO is considered a “machine” as defined by the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and a “Personal Care Robot” as set out in the EN ISO 13482:2014 standard, and can be used without fences by anyone over 14 years old.

Directives and Harmonized Standards

DIRECTIVE 2006/42 / EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, 17 May
2006, regarding machinery and amending the previous directive 95/16 / EC (reissued)

Harmonized standards for design and construction: Personal Care
UNI EN ISO 12100: 2010 Safety of machinery – General principles of design –
Risk assessment and risk reduction.
UNI EN ISO 13849-1: 2016 Safety of machinery – Parts of control systems related to
security – Part 1: general principles for design.
CEI EN 60204-1: 2006 Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of machines.
Part 1: General rules and subsequent amendments

The e.DO Gripper, when correctly installed and integrated on the e.DO robot, complies with the requirements of the following Community Directives: DIRECTIVE 2006/42 / EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, 17 May 2006 on machinery and amending directive 95/16 / EC (reissued).

The e.DO Gripper can be used to execute operations for the handling of small and non-dangerous objects, compatible with the general technical characteristics of the e.DO Gripper and e.DO robot.

Depending on the nature and characteristics of the manipulated elements (conformation, weight, etc.), and evaluation by the user, it may be necessary to install perimeter protections (such as casing , preferably with transparent panels such as polycarbonate) in order to allow people to observe the cycle and prevent the robot from reaching them.