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
Kuwayama Taisuke M1
Hiroki Aoyama Graduated Master of Eng.
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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