bindinghand Binding Hand

Heads: Shinichi Hirai
Contact: Ikumi Okada

Date: 2013 -

Mailing address:
Dept. Robotics, Ritsumeikan Univ.
Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

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Project Description

We propose a novel robotic hand based on the concept of binding to grasp and handle soft food materials. Binding applies elastic threads instead of rigid fingers for grasping. Binding hands are capable of picking up deformable cups with food materials and packing them in to a lunch box.
2018/6/14 Received AP Award Grand Prix at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition.
2018/6/12-6/15 Introducing printable hand, prestretched-finger hand, and binding hand at FOOMA 2018 Acadamic Plaza, with demonstration of ROS-based robotic handlnig system.
2018/6/12 Our research on soft robotics was introduced in an article of Kanjuku Times, a magazine of Kanjuku school.
2018/4/24-4/28 The First IEEE-RAS Int. Conf. on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2018) at Grand Hotel Palazzo, Livorno, Italy
2017/12/8 The 3rd meeting of RSJ Special Interest Group on Soft Robotics (SIG SoRo Japan)
2017/11/16 "Soft Robotic Hands for Food Material Handling" at FOOMA 1Day Special Lectures
2017/10/20 Invited Presentation Soft Robotics for Locomotion and Manipulation in Special Session Soft Robotics at 17th Int. Conf. on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017).
2017/6/15 Received AP Award Grand Prix at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition. (Univ. web page)
2017/6/13-6/16 Demonstrating Soft Robotic Hands for Food Material Handling at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition
2017/4/30 Asahi Shimbun introdiced our soft robotics research in Door to Science.
2016/6/9 Received FOOMA Academic Plaza Award at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition.
2015/12/21 Presenting "Binding Hands for Food Material Handling" at Fishery Machine Seminar organized by Industrial Research Institute, Hokkaido Research Organization
2015/12/2-5 Demonstrating binding hands and micro pneumatic valves at International Robot Exhibition
2015/11/27 Presenting "Binding Hands for Food Material Handling" at Press Seminar in Tokyo Campus, Ritsumeikan University
2014/6/12 Received FOOMA Academic Plaza Award at International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition. (pick up) (photos)
2014/6/10-13 Presented "Handling of Food Materials by Lightweight Robot System" at Academic Plaza of FOOMA 2014

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Binding hand picking up a cup with jerry beans
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Binding hand centering a misaligned cup

Personnel

Name Title Degree
Ikumi Okada M1
Hisashi Iwamasa Graduated Master of Eng.
Tomohiro Yamada Graduated Master of Eng.
Yuuta Matsumoto Graduated

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Binding hand picks up a cup with beans. (69.4MB)

Binding hand picking up a cup with jerry beans (mp4 80.7MB)

Hand for cup grasping

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