The Gripper module is state of robotic arm which can be used in various ‘pick and place’ kind of robots. It works on DC Motor (9 to 12V DC). Change in rotation direction of the DC Motor, generates Jaw Open & Close Action. The DC motor can be easily be controlled with the help of DPDT Switch (manual mode) or with the help of any microcontroller along with L293D Motor Driver module.
It is always better to make bots in a set of modules which can be assembled together to form the required bot. For the general purpose bots there are two things required, first a gripper that can hold the balls and second a vehicle that can take that gripper from one place to another. Gripping and holding of objects are key tasks for robotic manipulators.
The development of grippers able to pick up unfamiliar objects of widely varying shape and surface properties remains, however, challenging. Most current designs are based on the multifingered hand, but this approach introduces hardware and software complexities. These include large numbers of controllable joints, the need for force sensing if objects are to be handled securely without crushing them, and the computational overhead to decide how much stress each finger should apply and where. Here we demonstrate a completely different approach to a universal gripper. Individual fingers are replaced by a single mass of granular material that, when pressed onto a target object, flows around it and conforms to its shape. Upon application of a vacuum the granular material contracts and hardens quickly to pinch and hold the object without requiring sensory feedback.
We find that volume changes of less than 0.5% suffice to grip objects reliably and hold them with forces exceeding many times their weight. We show that the operating principle is the ability of granular materials to transition between an unjammed, deformable state and a jammed state with solid-like rigidity. We delineate three separate mechanisms, friction, suction, and interlocking, that contribute to the gripping force. Using a simple model we relate each of them to the mechanical strength of the jammed state. This opens up new possibilities for the design of simple, yet highly adaptive systems that excel at fast gripping of complex objects
• Gripper assembly Plates.
• 2x (Fiber Grippers)
• 1x (45 RPM DC Metal Geared Motor)
• 1x (Worm Gear)
• 2x (Spur Gear)