ICRA 2011 Paper Abstract


Paper WeP206.3

Sariola, Veikko (Helsinki University of Technology), Liimatainen, Ville (Aalto University), Tolonen, Tatu (Aalto University), Udd, Reidar (Aalto University), Zhou, Quan (Aalto University)

Silicon Capillary Gripper With Self-Alignment Capability

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Micro-Nano Robots IV" (WeP206), Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 15:55−16:10, Room 5A

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai, China

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on July 14, 2020

Keywords Micro/Nano Robots, Micro and Nanoscale Automation


This paper reports a novel capillary microgripper. The microgripper is fabricated from silicon using deep reactive ion etching and is designed to be especially suitable for self-alignment. The gripper is shown to retain its self-alignment capabilities even when the head of the gripper does not match the size of the component. This mechanism is analyzed using numerical simulations and tested in pick-and-place experiments using commercial laser diode components. The advantage of the capillary microgripper has been demonstrated in picking and aligning microchips from adhesive films, which requires substantial picking force.



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