Gripper, Hands, End Effectors

It can be very important for a robot to have a way to pick up objects and not drop them.

So you can look at various ways to design the hand or what is called the “end effector” depending if the robot is to be a humannoid or a mobile or fixed industrial work robot.

You can choose from a 2 finger robot, to a clawed hand or simply a magnetic flat wand that can only pick up metal.

The term slip sensing becomes important in the robot world as one wants to make sure that objects being grabbed don’t simply fall over and cost any amount of money and lost research time.