A robotic finger mechanism for robust industrial applications

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Authors: Dubey, V.N. and Crowder, R.M.

Journal: Industrial Robot

Volume: 38

Pages: 352-360

ISSN: 0143-991X

DOI: 10.1108/01439911111132049

Purpose – To present design and analysis of a robotic finger mechanism for robust industrial applications. Methodology/Approach –The resultant design is a compact rigid link finger, which is adaptive to different shapes and sizes providing necessary grasping features. A number of such fingers can be assembled to function as a special purpose end effector. Findings – The mechanism removes a number of significant problems usually experienced with tendon-based designs. The finger actuation mechanism forms a compact and positive drive unit within the end effector’s body using solid mechanical linkages and integrated actuators. Research/Practical implications – The paper discusses the design issues associated with a limited number of actuators to operate in a constrained environment and presents various considerations necessary to ensure safe and reliable operations. Originality/Value – The design is original in existence and developed for special-purpose handling applications that offers a strong and reliable system where space and safety is of prime concern.

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Authors: Dubey, V.N. and Crowder, R.M.

Journal: Industrial Robot

Volume: 38

Pages: 352-360

DOI: 10.1108/01439911111132049

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Authors: Dubey, V.N. and Crowder, R.M.

Journal: Industrial Robot

Volume: 38

Issue: 4

Pages: 352-360

ISSN: 0143-991X

DOI: 10.1108/01439911111132049

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present the design and analysis of a robotic finger mechanism for robust industrial applications. Design/methodology/approach - The resultant design is a compact rigid link finger, which is adaptive to different shapes and sizes providing necessary grasping features. A number of such fingers can be assembled to function as a special purpose end effector. Findings - The mechanism removes a number of significant problems usually experienced with tendon-based designs. The finger actuation mechanism forms a compact and positive drive unit within the end effector's body using solid mechanical linkages and integrated actuators. Practical implications - The paper discusses the design issues associated with a limited number of actuators to operate in a constrained environment and presents various considerations necessary to ensure safe and reliable operations. Originality/value - The design is original in existence and developed for special purpose handling applications that offers a strong and reliable system where space and safety is of prime concern. © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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Authors: Dubey, V.N. and Crowder, R.M.

Journal: INDUSTRIAL ROBOT-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

Volume: 38

Issue: 4

Pages: 352-360

eISSN: 1758-5791

ISSN: 0143-991X

DOI: 10.1108/01439911111132049

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