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Automate More with End Effectors that Mimic Human-hand Dexterity
15. November 2018 / By Carl Vause / 2 Comments
Have you ever considered the wonder that is the human hand? The bones, muscles and sinew that make up our elegantly designed hands allow us to pick, place and position objects of all shapes and sizes without even thinking about the action. In many ways, it is the uniqueness of the human hand that has sorely limited the automation of many tasks in manufacturing and distribution.
Traditionally, robotic end effectors have been rigid, not able to perform with the same finesse or dexterity of the human hand, and have not been able to adapt to the increasing proliferation of SKUs necessary to meet customer expectations for customization.
UR+ partner Soft Robotics makes it easy to deploy UR cobots for an infinite number of applications that require flexibility, dexterity and accuracy. Soft Robotics’ innovative end-effectors, built to mimic the human hand, are ideal for automating a wide range of tasks, including
No matter the shape, size or position of the objects that need to be sorted and placed, SRDK – UR+ solutions increase productivity and efficiency for companies of all sizes. Watch these cobots in action here:
The SRDK-UR+ kit in the UR+ showroom includes everything you need to build a custom automation solution for your Universal Robot.
Integration is fast and easy and configuration seamless. Three easy steps are all that’s required: create, connect and configure. When you’re finished your eyes will be open to whole new world of automation possibilities.
Carl Vause is CEO of Soft Robotics Inc. Carl partnered with Dr. George Whitesides of Harvard University in 2013 to explore commercial applications for the ground-breaking soft robotics work pioneered at the Whitesides Research Group, in partnership with DARPA. Soft Robotics was formed to commercialize this research in late 2013 and Carl joined as CEO. Prior to joining Soft Robotics, Carl held a variety of senior positions in global technology companies. Carl holds a BSEE from Virginia Military Institute and a MBA from London Business School. He began his career as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy, retiring from the Naval Reserve in 2013.