Grippers and Tactile Sensing

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


A robot “hand” can not offer the flexibility of function of a human hand. However, a wide variety of end effectors, hands, grippers, pickups and tools are available to equip the robot for virtually any task. Industrial robots can perform the following:
  • Lift parts with mechanical grippers, electromagnets or vacuum pickups.

  • Transfer liquids or powders with ladles, scoops or spatulas.

  • Manipulate industrial tools, such as welding guns, spray paint nozzles, pneumatic tools and flame torches.


Grip Force Tactile Sensor Industrial Robot Touch Sensor Weld Robot 
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