shellgripper Shell Gripper

Heads: Zhongkui Wang
Contact: Ryo Kanegae

Date: 2018 -

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

We propose a shell gripper to grasp soft but heavy food materials. A shell gripper consists of a rigid outer shell, with soft pneumatic chambers inside. By applying air pressure, soft chambers will expand, enabling to grasp a food material inside the shell.
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Shell gripper picking up a rice cake
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Shell gripper moving a rice cake and placing it on a table


Name Title Degree
Hiroki Aoyama M2
Kanegae Ryo Graduated Master of Eng.


Oral Presentations


Shell gripper picking various food materials

Shell gripper picking drink can

Shell gripper picking daifuku-mochi

Shell gripper picking daifuku-mochi

Shell gripper turning daifuku-mochi

Shell gripper picking and placing eggs

Circuler shell gripper

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