needlegripper Needle Gripper

Heads: Zhongkui Wang
Contact: Yuuya Kono

Date: 2019 -

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

Supported by:
Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) "An intelligent knowledge processing infrastructure, integrating physical and virtual domains"

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Project Description

This research proposes a pneumatically driven needle gripper that can penetrate confined areas and grip shredded food materials. This needle gripper has an air chamber on which needles are attached. Controlling air pressure inside the chamber will realize two action: penetrating and gripping.
[natural] [under positive pressure]
natural state under positive pressure
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pick-and-place of shredded cabbage


Name Title Degree
Makiyama Yui Graduated Master of Eng.
Takumu Hayashi Graduated
Izumi Muraoka Graduated




A Soft Needle Gripper Capable of Grasping and Piercing for Handling Food Materials

Needle gripper grasping shredded cabbage (4x)

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