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JRM Vol.13 No.3 pp. 319-325
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2001.p0319
(2001)

Paper:

Design and Experimental Validation of a Microgripper

Giuseppe Carbone*, Marco Ceccarelli*, Hanfried Kerle** and Annika Raatz**

*Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics - DiMSAT, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Via Di Biasio 43 - 03043 Cassino (Fr), Italy

**Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 19b - 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Received:
May 10, 2000
Accepted:
June 1, 2000
Published:
June 20, 2001
Keywords:
robotics, microgrippers, design, experimental validation
Abstract

In this paper we present the mechanical design of a microgripper performing microassembly tasks with objects whose dimensions are less than 1mm with a maximum grasping action of 0.9N and fingers displacement of 0.6mm. The efficiency of the microgripper has been experimentally tested by using a proper test-bed and laboratory experiences. The results are illustrated and discussed to validate the microgripper that has been built using flexural joints structure.

Cite this article as:
Giuseppe Carbone, Marco Ceccarelli, Hanfried Kerle, and Annika Raatz, “Design and Experimental Validation of a Microgripper,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.13, No.3, pp. 319-325, 2001.
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