The Revel Robotic Manipulator


At a weight of 3kg and a price under $6500, the Revel Robotic Manipulator is one of the lightest and most affordable robot arms in its feature class.

The Revel was designed by Svenzva Robotics specifically to make robotic manipulation affordable while maintaining desired features like force control, compliance and backdrivability.
With its lifting capacity, configurable design and open source ROS software, Revel makes an ideal candidate for research & education. Revel's lightweight and low power requirements appeal to mobile and service robots that need to interact with their environments.

Included with the arm is a ready-to-go software stack on the ROS ecosystem, allowing for quick and natural integration into existing robots or research projects.

Orders have a 2-3 week lead time.

$6,495.00Add to cart

Expect the following features right out of the box:

  • The ability to lift 1.36kg at a full reach of 63cm
  • The power and convenience of the ROS ecosystem through our ROS drivers
  • Trajectory execution with motion planning through MoveIt!
  • Position, Velocity, and Torque as native control modes
  • Gazebo simulator and ros_control support
  • Compliance and gravity compensation for easy kinesthetic teaching ineractions

User Guide

ROS driver package - Version 1_30_18. Please visit github for up-to-date code releases.

Revel Robotic Manipulator at a glance


Overall weight (kg)


Full reach distance (mm)


Payload at full reach (kg)


Repeatability (mm)

Maximum Payload (full reach)
Degrees of freedom
Arm reach
Mounting orientation

Control methods




Upright only
ROS, python interfaces
Input voltage
Power consumption (min holding)
Power consumption (max holding)
Communication Protocol
Communication Frequency
Motor angular resolution
8.4 watts @ 12V
66.5 watts @ 12V
TTL (RS‑485 by request)
100 Hz
0.088 degrees

What sets Revel apart from other ROS powered arms?

Quick Custom Gripper Integrations

Revel is engineered to make customization for your project simple and inexpensive.

Revel’s parallel gripper can be easily removed for a custom solution or an off-the-shelf gripper that you need for your application.

Hot Swap Fingers

Different applications demand different finesse. Revel’s parallel gripper has hot-swappable fingers, allowing you to choose the finger shape and size that meets your needs.

Open Routing

Revel employs an open-shell style body that allows for open routing of custom gripping systems, such as vacuum tubes or additional power + data lines.

High Strength, Low Weight

Revel has a high strength to weight ratio due to its nearly all-aluminum construction. This low weight, along with its low power consumption, allows Revel to be integrated into existing mobile platforms with a minimal footprint.

All aluminum surfaces are finished to maximize visual appeal and durability using an in-house finishing technique.

Watch Revel in Action!

A picture is worth a 1000 words. Check out the videos below to see Revel in action.

Cartesian Repeatability

MoveIt! Motion Planning

Force Control

Xbox 360 Teleoperation

6-Axis Cartesian Teleoperation

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