What technologies are necessary to optimize the use of a multifunctional gripper? The use of bin-picking applications is increasing in the industry. Generally speaking, these applications allow to carry out operations of picking up different products from a box, previously chosen through a vision system. When picking different products, they can be different in shape, weight and form. To ensure that an object is picked up, a technology capable of …Read More
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Source: MIT News / by Rachel Gordon Gripper device inspired by “origami magic ball” can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. Fifty years ago, the first industrial robot arm (called Unimate) assembled a simple breakfast of toast, coffee, and champagne. While it might have looked like a seamless feat, every movement and placement was coded with careful consideration. Even with today’s more intelligent and adaptive robots, this task remains …Read More
Source: ValueWalk / by Danica Simic Many video games and sci-fi shows and movies offer a glimpse into a future in which we’re served by robot nannies, maids and chefs. A study conducted at MIT previously demonstrated that AI-powered robots can make pizza, and now engineers at Festo have designed an agile robot arm which can effortlessly handle objects and even learn how to do it better. Festo’s agile robot arm is equipped with a …Read More
Source: IEEE Spectrum / by Evan Ackerman These robotic fingers can turn friction on and off to make it easier to manipulate objects with one hand And yet, robots are learning to do such things. For example, OpenAI recently taught a five-fingered hand to manipulate a cube, which is great, if you have a lot of patience and/or computing resources, and the budget for a fancy hand and stuff. For those of us …Read More
Source: IEEE Spectrum / by Evan Ackerman Dex-Net 4.0 enables “ambidextrous” robots to choose the best gripper for the job.
Source: ROBOTIQ / by Alex Owen Hill The new Robotiq ROS package is now available! Here’s what you need to know about the package. What is it? What does it include? And what can it do for you?
Source: IEEE Spectrum (by Nikolaus Correll) How a new generation of grippers with improved 3D perception and tactile sensing is learning to manipulate a wide variety of objects. While robots have prepared entire breakfasts since 1961, general manipulation in the real world is arguably an even more complex problem than autonomous driving. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why, though. Closely watching the 1961 video suggests that a two-finger parallel gripper …Read More
Source: The Robot Report / By TRR Editor New Scale Robotics, a new division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., has introduced an electric parallel gripper targeting precision assembly and inspection with collaborative robots. The NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper is a small, precise smart gripper available for collaborative robots, including the UR3, UR5 and UR10 robots from Universal Robots (UR). At 175 grams, the NSR-PG-10-20 is one of the lightest and …Read More
Source: The Robot Report / By Steven Crowe With the collaborative robot market exploding, robotic grippers will be an area of growth and increasing competition. That was made abundantly clear at Automatica 2018 where new robotic grippers made quite a splash. While market growth has an impact on the amount of innovation taking place, Lasse Kieffer, CEO and co-founder of Purple Robotics, said a shift in mindset is also leading to new robotic grippers. “End …Read More