To help his uncle, who has muscular dystrophy, Charles Deguire and his friend Louis-Joseph Caron L’Écuyer, Jr. Eng., invented JACO, the only robotic arm of its kind in the world and the flagship product of Kinova, their fledgling company with over 200 employees.

JACO is an extremely complex product that involves several areas of engineering, but mainly electronic engineering, robotics engineering and software engineering. The result: a light, compact, energy-efficient and very flexible robotic arm (with six axes and one hand with three fingers).

This article can be read in the March-April 2018 issue of PLAN magazine.