Automatic fingertip exchange system for robotic grasping in flexible production processes

Aljaz Kramberger, Adam Wolniakowski, Mads Høi Rasmussen, Marko Munih, Aleš Ude, Christian Schlette

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Abstract

Object handling in automated manufacturing processes lacks the flexibility to adapt to rapid production changes on the workshop floor typical for small and medium enterprises. Introduction of new grasping solutions represents a time-consuming process. Therefore in this paper, we present a flexible and cost-efficient grasping solution for adaptation to rapid changes in the production processes. The solution consists of a mechanical fingertip exchange system, which can be installed on various grippers and a fingertip design procedure, for rapid development and testing of tailored fingertips for handling multiple parts. The versatility of the approach was benchmarked during the World Robot Summit 2018 where the proposed solution was applied on several use cases in an automated assembly where precision is of the essence to the manufacturing process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date19. Aug 2019
Pages1664-1669
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0357-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0356-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19. Aug 2019
EventIEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering - University of british columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 22. Aug 201726. Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
LocationUniversity of british columbia
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period22/08/201726/08/2019

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Bibliographical note

Object handling in automated manufacturing processes lacks the flexibility to adapt to rapid production changes on the workshop floor typical for small and medium enterprises. Introduction of new grasping solutions represents a time-consuming process. Therefore in this paper, we present a flexible and cost-efficient grasping solution for adaptation to rapid changes in the production processes. The solution consists of a mechanical fingertip exchange system, which can be installed on various grippers and a fingertip design procedure, for rapid development and testing of tailored fingertips for handling multiple parts. The versatility of the approach was benchmarked during the World Robot Summit 2018 where the proposed solution was applied on several use cases in an automated assembly where precision is of the essence to the manufacturing process.

Keywords

  • Finger tip exchange
  • Grasping
  • Gtipper design
  • Flexible production

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Kramberger, A., Wolniakowski, A., Rasmussen, M. H., Munih, M., Ude, A., & Schlette, C. (2019). Automatic fingertip exchange system for robotic grasping in flexible production processes. In 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) (pp. 1664-1669). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2019.8842911
Kramberger, Aljaz ; Wolniakowski, Adam ; Rasmussen, Mads Høi ; Munih, Marko ; Ude, Aleš ; Schlette, Christian. / Automatic fingertip exchange system for robotic grasping in flexible production processes. 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). IEEE, 2019. pp. 1664-1669
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Kramberger A, Wolniakowski A, Rasmussen MH, Munih M, Ude A, Schlette C. Automatic fingertip exchange system for robotic grasping in flexible production processes. In 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). IEEE. 2019. p. 1664-1669 https://doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2019.8842911