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ViperX 300

Our largest and most capable research manipulator arm.


+ $500.00 - Six Degrees of Freedom Version

ViperX 300 Features










Every Research Manipulator Comes with...

Dynamixel Servos

The DYNAMIXEL X-Series smart servos offer features that would normally only be found on industrial level motors for a fraction of the price. Trajectory Smoothing - Smart servos have multiple registers for setting velocity & acceleration limits, PID gains, and more for fine tuning smooth joint motions. Low Level Libraries Provided - DYNAMIXEL servos have libraries that abstract away the serial communication layer allowing developers to concentrate their time on higher level code.


The X-Series arms are made for the lab, our arms are intended to be worked on and we've made it as easy as possible to keep your manipulator up and running. Quickly and easily swap out motors that need to be replaced, lengthen or shorten the arm to your needs. Everything you need to repair your platform is kept in stock, making it easy to keep your equipment up and running with minimal downtime.

MoveIt Support

MoveIt is the most widely used software for manipulation and has been used on over 150 robots. It is released under the terms of the BSD license, and thus free for industrial, commercial, and research use. By incorporating the latest advances in motion planning, manipulation, 3D perception, kinematics, control and navigation, MoveIt is state of the art software for mobile manipulation.

AprilTag Support

​is a visual fiducial system, useful for a wide variety of tasks including augmented reality, robotics, and camera calibration. Targets can be created from an ordinary printer, and the AprilTag detection software computes the precise 3D position, orientation, and identity of the tags relative to the camera. The AprilTag library is implemented in C with no external dependencies. It is designed to be easily included in other applications, as well as be portable to embedded devices. Real-time performance can be achieved even on cell-phone grade processors.

ROS 2 Support

Packages for ROS and ROS 2 make it easy to get started with the arm. These packages include full meshes and URDFs (including accurate inertial models for the links), a driver node to control the physical robot arm and publish joint states, as well as simulation (Gazebo) and motion planning (MoveIt) support. Several example packages are also included to demonstrate potential uses of the core packages.

Gazebo Support

Robot simulation is an essential tool in every roboticist's toolbox. A well-designed simulator makes it possible to rapidly test algorithms, design robots, perform regression testing, and train AI system using realistic scenarios. Gazebo offers the ability to accurately and efficiently simulate populations of robots in complex indoor and outdoor environments. At your fingertips is a robust physics engine, high-quality graphics, and convenient programmatic and graphical interfaces. Best of all, Gazebo is free with a vibrant community.

Custom 3D Printed End-Effectors

The X-Series gripper carriages are designed for users to quickly and easily change the gripper fingers for different projects. CAD files for the gripper are available for download, if you can design it and 3D print the customization is endless. Included with the arm are sticker backed foam to increase gripping strength while relieving stress on the gripper servo.


We have developed an intuitive approach called Interbotix, that allows the lower-level actuator ROS wrappers to be easily integrated into higher-level code,


The Python-ROS and MATLAB®-ROS APIs sit above the ROS layer so that even if you are not familiar with ROS, you can still control the arm for your application. Both APIs share the same functionality, allowing you to interact with the arms’ kinematics, timing parameters, and operating modes, and more.

ViperX 300 Specifications

ViperX 300 Technical Drawing

Research Manipulator Arms

ViperX 300

750mm of Reach and 750g of Working Payload.

Optional 6 Degrees of Freedom.


Documentation and Downloads

GitHub Interbotix Repository

Download ROS Manipulators


CAD Solids

X-Series Arms Documentation

Get Up and Running

Mesh Files

STL Format

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