Velo 2G Gripper
As part of our research and development work at Willow Garage, we’ve recently been exploring new gripper designs and grasping strategies. We’d like to share some early results involving a new gripper that we’ve recently developed and tested. While parallel grasps are effective on a wide range of objects and tasks, adding the ability to envelop objects can greatly increase the stability of the grasp in many situations. We explored the design space aiming to achieve both of these capabilities.