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1. (WO2018204275) STRUCTURE FOR A ROBOTIC END EFFECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204275    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030260
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B25J 15/12
B25J 15/00
B25J 9/14
F15B 15/10
Applicants: SOFT ROBOTICS, INC.
Inventors: CURHAN, Jeffrey
WOMERSLEY, Thomas
Title: STRUCTURE FOR A ROBOTIC END EFFECTOR
Abstract:
Various stabilization devices for a robotic end of arm tool, such as a robotic gripper, are described. The stabilization device is provided in a palm area of the end of arm tool and serves as a backstop against which actuators of the end of arm tool can push a compliant or slick target object. The stabilization device may take many any of a variety of shapes, depending on the applications. Based on the shape of the stabilization device and the action of the robotic gripper on the target object, the target object can be moved or rotated in a more stable configuration, thus allowing the actuators to apply less force while still maintaining a firm grasp of the object.