In the case of the MultiChoiceGripper, the opposable thumb of the human hand acted as inspiration: Just like its natural role model, the Future Concept 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.
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.