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Design fundamentals of a reconfigurable robotic gripper system

S. Smith, Tsourveloudis Nikolaos, K. P. Valavanis, R.Kolluru

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Year 2000
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation R. Kolluru , K. P. Valavanis, S. Smith, N. C. Tsourveloudis, 'Design fundamentals of a reconfigurable robotic gripper system', IEEE Trans. on Syst., Man and Cyber.-Part A, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 181-187, 2000.doi: 10.1109/3468.833099
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Discusses the design and modeling fundamentals of a multi-degree-of-freedom reconfigurable robotic gripper system (RGS), designed to automate the process of limp material handling, reliably and without distortion, deformation, and/or folding. The reconfigurable gripper design draws upon a previously reported flat surfaced, fixed-dimensions gripper system (Kolluru et al., 1998). The design consists of four arms in a cross-bar configuration, with a flat surfaced, fixed dimensions, suction-based gripper unit mounted on each of the arms. The kinematic and dynamic performance of the reconfigurable RGS is analyzed theoretically and then validated using Integrated Design Engineering Analysis Software (I-DEAS) simulation software

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