In the past few months, we have covered a bunch of awesome robot arms for research. The Meca500 is another 6-axis robot arm that could prove useful for research, education, and laboratory automation. It comes with programming and simulation software. It supports an Ethernet connection and can be used with ROS.
The robot has brushless motors and a controller, which is embedded in its base. Its 6th motor controls the two-finger parallel gripper. Meca500 weighs only 4.5 kg. More information is available here.