Kinova Gen3 7DOF

A small robot arm with 7 Degrees Of Freedom


The Kinova is suited to both research and industrial use. Easy to set up in under 30 minutes and controlled via the provided gamepad controller. Slender design and low weight make it highly applicable in glovebox environments or mounted on UGVs.

  • 7DOF Manipulator​
  • 4kg Payload
  • 902mm Reach​
  • ROS & Kinova Kortex software ready

Kit contents

  • Kinova arm
  • AC/DC adapter
  • XBOX One Controller​
  • Storage & transport case
  • University of Bristol equipment bundle:
    A 2-finger 85 ROBOTIQ Gripper
  • NNL equipment bundle :
    Omnivision OV5640 Colour sensor, 2-finger ROBOTIQ 2F-85 Gripper
  • UKAEA equipment bundle:
    Haption Virtuose 6D haptic device, Qb softhand gripper

Required skills & qualifications

  • Proven experience using similar robotic manipulators
  • Training with staff
  • Experience programming in ROS/C/C++/Matlab
  • Full liability insurance

Additional considerations

  • The Kinova requires a laptop for programming or setup. This can be provided upon request
  • CAD models are available
  • NNL can provide sample objects for trials

Daily hire cost inc. VAT


*Cost will vary dependent on the facility, support required, and duration of hire

**There are 2 available at University of Bristol, 2 available at University of Manchester, 3 available at RACE, and 2 available at NNL

***Please email NNL for costs. The above costs only apply to RACE, University of Manchester and University of Bristol


Kinova Gen3 7DOF is available at the following facilities:

  • University of Bristol, Fenswood Facility
    On Site Use & Delivery Available
  • RACE, Remote Applications in Challenging Environments
    On Site Use & Delivery Available
  • National Nuclear Laboratory, Workington Facility
    Site Use Only
  • University of Manchester, RAICo One Whitehaven Facility
    Site Use Only