The gripping challenge
Nowadays, robot are often charged with monotonous tasks – but they are not well equipped to be flexible and adapt to unknown environments. Robot grippers rely on computer vision to locate, identify and handle objects. In addition, grippers struggle to handle fragile objects because vision inadequately feeds back information about applied gripping forces.
The solution is tactile sensing
Our solution is a gripping tool equipped with an advanced set of sensors:
- We are adding tactile feedback to enable the sense of touch to robots.
- Additionally, we are adding distance sensing to speed up object handling
- Also, we aim to detect object slippage as a unique feature
- Hereby, objects are better and faster handled, without causing damage, bruising or dropping of objects