Development of pneumatically driven hand capable of grasping flexible objects

Kotaro Nishikawa, Kentaro Hirata, Masahiro Takaiwa

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Abstract

Industrial robots equipped with various grippers have been introduced in production sites and most of them are electrically driven. Because of the electric actu-ator’s characteristics, they have no back drivability, making it difficult for them to grasp flexible objects. In this study, therefore, we propose a pneumatically driven robot hand capable of grasping flexible objects by effectively employing the compressibility and back drivability of air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-930
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Back drivability
  • Bellows
  • Flexible object
  • Pneumatic pressure
  • Robot hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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