MultiChoiceGripper – variable gripping based on the human hand

Just like its natural role model, the MultiChoiceGripper combines different grip types. Its fingers can therefore be switched over so that they can either grip in a parallel or centric direction – without requiring any conversion.

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Adaptive fingers for the widest range of shapes

The MultiChoiceGripper is not only variable in the direction of grip, however. The adaptive fingers with Fin Ray® structure adapt themselves flexibly to the most varied shapes. It can therefore grip differently shaped and also very sensitive objects without additional sensor or control technology.

 

Potential uses in the future

An application is conceivable wherever many different objects are gripped – for example, in auxiliary robotics, for assembly tasks or in production facilities where various products are made. At the moment, change-over systems often have to be used, which are fitted with different grippers.

Universal use: flexible gripping of differently shaped objects

Universal use: flexible gripping of differently shaped objects

Parallel grip: the principle of the opposable human thumb ...

Parallel grip: the principle of the opposable human thumb ...

... transferred to the MultiChoiceGripper

... transferred to the MultiChoiceGripper

Centric grip: shown by the natural role model ...

Centric grip: shown by the natural role model ...

... and the technical application with three adaptive FinGrippers

... and the technical application with three adaptive FinGrippers

Besides the Fin Ray® fingers, two other types of fingers can be attached – between two and six depending on requirements.

Besides the Fin Ray® fingers, two other types of fingers can be attached – between two and six depending on requirements.


Media to download

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Further information

Bionic Tripod with
FinGripper (2009)