Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Bilateral Contracts with Industry
TDR group is a robotics integrator specialized on optimizing production chains, usually multiplexing robots to perform several activities. Hence, their interest in graspers and the time invested in this activity has been growing within the last years. To improve this aspect, we have been developing together a concept of "universal grasper", based on soft robotics technology and capable of grasping an object with an arbitrary shape, and partially misplaced or misoriented. The prototype developed complies with the specifications and allows for scalability, with flexibility between grasping force and shape tolerance, and the ability for replacing objects without the need of an external vision system. Relying in SOFA for physical simulation, we could validate the different prototypes proposed, put in place test scenarios and put in place a design tool to test generic, application-specific prototypes. A patent redaction is ongoing.