planarshellgripper Thin Planar Shell Gripper

Heads: Zhongkui Wang
Contact: Hiroki Aoyama

Date: 2020 -

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"
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovation Areas (Science of Soft Robots) JP21H00333
Mechanics of Wet Contact with Applications to Sticky/Slippery Object Manipulation

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Project Description

A thin planar shell gripper is proposed to pick and place food materials in a narrow space. We develop novel structure and fabrication method of thin fingers that can be inserted into a narrow space.
[RoboMech 2022]
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Name Title Degree
Hiroki Aoyama Graduated Master of Eng.
Kanegae Ryo Graduated Master of Eng.




Field test on multiple cucumber packing

Planar shell gripper picking cucumbers

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