Hanyang University HumanRobotics Lab

International Journal
Modeling, Design, and Implementation of an Underactuated Gripper with Capability of Grasping Thin Objects
Vol. 9, No. 12
p. 347
L. Kang, S. Kim, and B.-J. Yi
2021. 12. 09
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Underactuated robotic grippers have the advantage of lower cost, simpler control, and higher safety over the fully actuated grippers. In this study, an underactuated robotic finger is presented. The design issues that should be considered for stable grasping are discussed in detail.
This robotic finger is applied to design a two-fingered underactuated gripper. Firstly, a new three-DOF linkage-driven robotic finger that combines a five-bar mechanism and a double parallelogram is presented. This special architecture allows us to put all of the required actuators into the palm.
By adding a torsion spring and a mechanical stopper at a passive joint, this underactuated finger mechanism can be used to perform parallel grasping, shape-adaptive grasping, and environmental contact-based grasp. Secondly, the dynamic model of this robotic finger is developed to investigate how to select an appropriate torsion spring. The dynamic simulation is performed with a multi-body dynamic simulator to verify our proposed approach. Moreover, static grasp models of both two-point and three-point contact grasps are investigated. Finally, different types of grasping modes are verified experimentally with a two-fingered underactuated robotic gripper.