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JRM Vol.32 No.5 pp. 923-930
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2020.p0923
(2020)

Paper:

Development of Pneumatically Driven Hand Capable of Grasping Flexible Objects

Kotaro Nishikawa*, Kentaro Hirata**, and Masahiro Takaiwa***

*Department of Integrated Science and Technology, National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College
624-1 Numa, Tsuyama, Okayama 708-8509, Japan

**Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
3-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

***Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, Tokushima University
2-1 Minamijyousanjima-cho, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan

Received:
March 24, 2020
Accepted:
June 17, 2020
Published:
October 20, 2020
Keywords:
pneumatic pressure, robot hand, bellows, back drivability, flexible object
Abstract
Development of Pneumatically Driven Hand Capable of Grasping Flexible Objects

Pneumatic robot hand

Industrial robots equipped with various grippers have been introduced in production sites and most of them are electrically driven. Because of the electric actuator’s characteristics, they have no back drivability, making it difficult for them to grasp flexible objects. In this study, therefore, we propose a pneumatically driven robot hand capable of grasping flexible objects by effectively employing the compressibility and back drivability of air.

Cite this article as:
K. Nishikawa, K. Hirata, and M. Takaiwa, “Development of Pneumatically Driven Hand Capable of Grasping Flexible Objects,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.32, No.5, pp. 923-930, 2020.
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