Creating a Soft Robotic Gripper

Creating a soft robotic gripper is a great unit to explore in a robotics or engineering curriculum. These can be powered by a hand bulb style pump or incorporated onto an existing robot. The Dobot Magician is a great bench top robotic arm that allows for this customization. 

Access the links below for CAD models of working molds, Blueprints of design constraints, and a how to tutorial to make your own. 

Resources will be updated to include student handouts and resources (summer 2020)

Designing the Molds

(Additional resources on "how it works" to come)

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Casting the Gripper

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Application

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