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Four Tech Trends Accelerating Robot Grippers and Cobots Into the Future

The future of collaborative robots is in their ‘hands’. Perhaps a poor play on words, but also an unavoidable fact. Grippers/robotic hands are almost invariably what cobots use to interact with their surroundings and perform tasks.

Marc Prosser
By Marc Prosser
on May 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM
   
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Four Tech Trends Accelerating Robot Grippers and Cobots Into the Future

The future of collaborative robots is in their ‘hands’. Perhaps a poor play on words, but also an unavoidable fact....

Marc Prosser
By Marc Prosser
on May 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Trending on DoF This Week - Nov. 24

What's trending on DoF this week? Installing the 3-Finger Gripper on the Wrist Camera, automotive hood lifting and closing...

Amanda Lee
By Amanda Lee
on Nov 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Where Can I Find Robotiq CAD Files?

As a mechanical engineer, I am always looking for CAD files to virtually design projects. Since most of the companies have...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on May 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Research Spotlight: Stable Grasping of Unknown Objects

How can you reliably grasp unknown objects and ensure that the grasp is stable? In this post we discuss a new research...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on May 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM
The Next Generation of Robot Manipulators

What is THE end effector of the future? Is there a specific end effector that will be able to grasp everything? From car...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jan 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Robotiq Releases its New Force Torque Sensor, the FT 300

Robotiq launches its newest Force Torque Sensor: the FT 300, bringing a sense of touch to your robot. With plug and play...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jan 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM
ANNIE is Coming on Strong !

Unfortunately, we sometime lose track of all the interesting things our Grippers are doing. In fact, we sell them, they go...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Dec 9, 2015 7:00:00 AM
How to Calculate a Robot's Forward Kinematics in 5 Easy Steps

Calculating the Forward Kinematics is often a vital first step to using a new robot in research. While there are some good...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Nov 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM
Which Robot Gripper is Easier to Integrate ? Part 1 - Selection Process

There are very few people that will quantify the money spent on a process. In fact they will most likely spend the least...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Nov 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM
 
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