+When can I buy Panda?

You can place a pre-order at any time in our Online Franka Store; no matter if it is a research or an industrial version.

Once your pre-order has been placed in our online store, a confirmation e-mail will be send to you and our sales team will provide you with a contractual agreement shortly. Shipment will start in August.

Once your pre-order has been placed in our online store, a confirmation e-mail will be send to you. Please be patient – we started our production of the research version. Our sales team will contact you with more details and provide you with a quotation until the end of September.

Here is the link to our online Franka Store.

+Where can I see Franka Emika?

Panda will be shown at selected occasions. If you want to experience the lightweight robot first hand stay tuned about upcoming events on our Homepage, Newsletter or Facebook page.

+Can I buy the Research Modules?

The Research Modules are available for universities and non-profit research organizations. We give researchers the best possible interfaces for Panda research in order to develop their own algorithms. Please understand that any commercial activity is prohibited with Panda research.


+Where can I get specifications of Arm / Control / Hand / Control?

You can find our technical specifications in this pdf. Further details including CAD data or tutorials will follow soon.

+Can the user interface be used in different languages?

The interface language will be English first. Other languages will follow in the future depending on your demand ?

+What benefits does connecting Panda to the Franka Cloud provide?

To make full use of Panda’s unique features like:
– easy sharing of Tasks between your Pandas
– direct purchasing of new Apps
– backup of your Tasks
– automatic updates
we encourage you to connect Panda to the Internet and the Franka Cloud.

+How do I program the lightweight robot?

In order to match your application and usability demands we had to go beyond any existing technology and developed the revolutionary programming paradigm Desk. This allows even the most unexprienced user to program a lightweight robot as easy as it can be. And yes, it is the first sensitive, interconnected and adaptive lightweight robot system. However, Desk allows you to intuitively handle even this complex technology without losing any of its highly sophisticated capabilities.

Tell Panda what to do:

1. Arrange your own workflows by drag and drop the modular Robot Apps.

2. Parameterize the Robot Apps according to your needs via Desk‘s dialog based menu

3. Take the robot by the hand and show it where to do what you asked for.

Voilà! You created your own robot application within a couple of minutes.
Press PLAY!

+How can I create my own Apps?

Later in 2017 we will launch Franka Emika Community which will allow developers to create their own Franka Emika-Apps and solutions and even distribute them via the Franka Store.

+Can Panda still be moved manually after an emergency shut-off?

Yes, in such a case some of the joint-brakes can be opened in order to move the lightweight robot for example out of a clamping situation. Safety goes first!

+Can I connect security-related sensors like door-opening detection, light curtains, safety mats etc.?

Yes, at Pandas base are safe inputs to connect additional external devices like enabling devices. Safety goes first!