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1. (WO2017199239) CONVERTIBLE FRICTIONLESS TO FRICTIONAL FINGERTIPS FOR A GRIPPER TO IMPROVE ROBOTIC GRASP ROBUSTNESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/199239    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2017/050532
Publication Date: Fri Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue May 16 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B25J 15/10
B25J 15/02
Applicants: B.G. NEGEV TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS LTD., AT BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY
TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LIMITED
Inventors: GOLAN, Yoav
SHAPIRO, Amir
RIMON, Elon
Title: CONVERTIBLE FRICTIONLESS TO FRICTIONAL FINGERTIPS FOR A GRIPPER TO IMPROVE ROBOTIC GRASP ROBUSTNESS
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a gripper system comprising fingers. The gripper fingers comprise a movable base element connectable to a gripper arm; a roller configured to spin around its central axis; a stopper configured to stop and/or prevent the spinning of the roller around its central axis. The present invention also relates to a method for grasping and displacing an object.