From water serving cobots to customized fingertips and tic tac toe, Robotiq technology is being used in many exciting and innovative ways at Automate 2017. Here's our 5 favorite implementations from Day 3.
#5 Motoman HC10
We really appreciate a tidy cabling job. It makes for a clean and safe work environment.
Here, Yaskawa (Booth #1630) has run the cables through the inside the robot flange, which means they don't have to worry about cable management and the dreaded cable spaghetti.
(Click here to read this morning's post about the Motoman HC-10 cobot.)
#4 Stanley Robotics
Caption: Stanley Robotics' Jason Walker shows off the firm's Kinova + Robotiq gripper integration.
ROS software is used to control both robot and gripper.
Sensor specialist start-up RoboticMaterials (RM) has created custom fingertips for the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper. The fingertips use infrared to sense when a part is close and when it's in contact
In the pic below, you can see the real-time sensor readings.
Caption: RM's customised fingertips for the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper.
We think this is a pretty cool alternative to visual and tactile sensors!
Very nice integration from flexible and automated conveyor specialists FlexLink (Booth #2247).
Wait a second... Sometimes I close fridge doors the same way!
We found our favorite Robotiq integration of the day at Leoni's booth (#1604).
Leoni provides integration services among its many engineering offerings and recently started using Universal Robots for its projects... although you wouldn't think it from this cool tic tac toe demo.
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