Gentle, Robot Gripper
Our gripper, Gentle, is fully electrically actuated. Electrical motors are used to drive multiple fingers in a cable-driven design. This technology allows for extremely simple position and speed controls which is a first in the soft gripper space as soft robots have traditionally used pneumatic actuation that caused extreme complexity in the control side of the operation. Additionally, Gentle is a cost-effective, light-weight, plug-and-play system. This is a notable advantage as existing pneumatic systems require a large compressor and a large control box adding to the cost and limiting the deployability or robots. Ease of use, deployability, and price advantages will allow small- to medium-size business organizations to adopt robotic automation technologies and thus grow the market for delicate object handling and packaging beyond what is possible today.