Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

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Collaborative dual-arm robot based on Raspberry Pi
  • 13-axis movement
  • Raspberry Pi 4B + 3 M5Stack Atom modules
  • Open-source platform
  • 7" LCD screen
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE training
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Local U.S. Support
  • Delivery: $159
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This robotic arm comes with:
  • Power supply with DC connector
  • All the necessary cables
  • myStudio software
  • User manual
Price $1,699.00 $2,599.00
Lead time is 2-4 weeks.

The myBuddy 280 designed by the Chinese-based Elephant Robotics company is a cute dual-arm collaborative robot equipped with the Raspberry Pi 4B mainboard and three M5Stack ESP32-based modules. myBuddy 280 adopts the mechanical construction and operation of model, but features an adorable humanoid design that greatly adds to its interactive capabilities.

Each arm of myBuddy 280 has six axes of movement with one more axis in the waist. All the 13 joints are equipped with high-performance servo motors for smooth rotation and high accuracy. The cobot sports a 7" touchscreen and two 2-megapixel cameras for developing machine vision applications. The working range of each arm is 280 mm and the maximum payload is 250 g. myBuddy 280 is compatible with Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux and supports different programming environments.

The Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280 is based on the Raspberry Pi 4B mainboard featuring a 64-bit 1.5 GHz 4-core CPU. The end of each arm houses the ESP32-based M5STACK Atom development board with a 5 x 5 RGB LED matrix panel, additional GPIO pins, an IR sensor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, a programmable button, and a USB-C port. The arm ends are equipped with Lego-compatible connectors that expand the cobot’s customization opportunities and allow for quick and easy installation of various end effectors, such as grippers, suction pumps, or little hands.

Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280


Processing quality

The 13 high-performance servo motors of myBuddy 280 provide quick response and smooth rotation of the 13 joints with the repeatability of ±0.5 mm which is impressive for a consumer-level device.



The Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280 is a compact functional dual-arm robot providing versatile opportunities for secondary development of cross-platform software. It is a great educational tool to explore the world of robotics and AI as well as master basic programming skills. The possible application scenarios are only limited by your imagination.

a applications on the Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

You can use myBuddy 280 for various smart home applications or just for fun.

You can use myBuddy 280 for various smart home applications or just for fun.

You can control myBuddy 280 using VR headset and emulating the arms movements with two controllers.

You can control myBuddy 280 using VR headset and emulating the arms movements with two controllers


Working range

The working range of each arm of myBuddy 280 is 280 mm. Both arms and the waist can be controlled independently.


Robot controls

There are several ways of programming myBuddy 280.

You can use myBlockly visual coding tool, similar to any block-based programming interfaces, like Scratch, for instance. This is a great and simple way to make first steps in programming for beginners and kids.

a robot controls on the Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

More advanced users can take advantage of the opportunities Python and ROS provide for building numerous customized applications.

a software on the Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

myBuddy 280 provides over a hundred Python control interfaces, such as joint angle and speed control interface, robot coordinate control interface, and others.

Beginners and kids can do without any coding at all and use the simplest drag-and-teach method to show the cobot the required succession of moves.

myBuddy 280 provides wide connectivity options, featuring USB, HDMI, Grove, and RJ45 interfaces as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The cobot can be operated remotely.

a control interface on the Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

Designed specially for myCobot series, myStudio software platform provides the user with firmware updates, video tutorials and use cases, and maintenance and repair assistance.


What’s in the box

Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280 kit

  • myBuddy 280 cobot
  • Power supply with DC connector
  • User manual

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.


Look and feel

Elephant Robotics myBuddy 280

myBuddy 280 dual-arm robot is available in a white-and-gray color scheme. Its streamline humanlike design makes it ideal for your kid’s room, an educational institute, or any other environment.



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