Rovi's intelligent gripping system engineered by TU München Lehrstuhl Medientechnik is a ready-to-use solution for flexible and sensitive grasping applications. It integrates an industrial gripper, a stereo camera, as well as RoVi's camera-based sensors for tactile data and optionally force/torque. It solves the problem of inflexilibility that many grasping systems present, since it happens very often that fingers are specially adapted to a single object, and sensory feedback from the grasping process is very limited.
The rubber foam on the finger ensures a secure grasp of various objects. At the same time, it serves as the sensitive element for our camera-based tactile sensors. The integrated sensing software provides rich feedback about the grasping processes. Control features enable grasping of a wide variety of objects with a single gripper/finger, and also enable handling of fragile parts without time-consuming reprogramming.
The gripper includes a stereo vision system for part detection and recognition.