After the first phase of SOFTMANBOT project, in which there was the defining of the required handling skills, the next step is to develop possibilities for realization and implementation.
Our development work can be roughly divided into two different fields:
a. the mechanical design part: which physical gripping method is used and how must this be dimensioned and arranged on the robot.
b. integration or interaction of gripper and sensor technology: In order to achieve a sufficient fast feedback between the state of the workpiece and the handling device, we have to connect the sensors which are needed for tactile work directly to the gripper. This means that the sensor data cannot be addressed to a higher control level. Therefore we have to define an open control circuit for the gripper platform.Stay tuned for further technical updates!