Minimal grasper: A practical robotic grasper with robust performance for pick-and-place tasks

Jingfu Jin, Shang Li Yuen, Young Hoon Lee, Changhyun Jun, Youngji Brigid Kim, Sungon Lee, Bum Jae You, Nakju Doh

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Abstract

In this paper, a flexible enveloping grasper is proposed for pick-and-place tasks with low manipulation and task planning complexity for practical applications. The proposed grasper has two main characteristics: self-adaptivity and flexibility. Self-adaptivity means that the proposed grasper can grip an object in a self-adaptive way such that various process complexities (e.g., sensing, force control, and sensor-motor coordination) are significantly reduced. By flexibility, we mean that, by using a flexible material, a stable grip can be implemented to cause increased friction between the grasper and the target object as a result of increased contact area. These two properties help the proposed grasper to minimize internal forces in a passive manner and to achieve successful force distribution with self-adaptivity when performing enveloping grasping. Three sets of experiments were performed with an average success rate of 93.2% in pick-and-place tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6221981
Pages (from-to)3796-3805
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 20

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Keywords

  • Enveloping
  • flexibility
  • pick and place
  • robotic grasper
  • robotic hand
  • self-stability

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Minimal grasper : A practical robotic grasper with robust performance for pick-and-place tasks. / Jin, Jingfu; Yuen, Shang Li; Lee, Young Hoon; Jun, Changhyun; Kim, Youngji Brigid; Lee, Sungon; You, Bum Jae; Doh, Nakju.

In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, No. 9, 6221981, 20.05.2013, p. 3796-3805.

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Jin, Jingfu ; Yuen, Shang Li ; Lee, Young Hoon ; Jun, Changhyun ; Kim, Youngji Brigid ; Lee, Sungon ; You, Bum Jae ; Doh, Nakju. / Minimal grasper : A practical robotic grasper with robust performance for pick-and-place tasks. In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 2013 ; Vol. 60, No. 9. pp. 3796-3805.
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