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MIE.73 – Three-finger Effector for Catching Objects

Team Members Heading link

  • Zhenyu Chen
  • Haoyun Jiao
  • Quanyu Long
  • Xun Wu
  • Xiaoyu Xing
  • Yifan Zhang

Project Description Heading link

The primary objective of the project is to develop a sophisticated three-finger effector with the capability of efficiently capturing a ball and transporting it to a predetermined location. The proposed effector comprises 3D printed solid components, advanced servos, and cutting-edge sensors, and is meticulously controlled by a state-of-the-art Arduino-based control system.
The development of the effector involves several meticulous stages. Firstly, the design is created using the latest version of SolidWorks. Next, the proposed design is thoroughly evaluated through ANSYS to ensure that it fully complies with the necessary requirements. After the design phase, a prototype of the effector is built. The effector is constructed by 3D printing the solid parts with exceptional accuracy and integrating them with the latest sensors and servos. The effector’s control system is carefully programmed using Arduino, ensuring it functions flawlessly. Finally, comprehensive testing of the prototype is conducted to verify its ability to catch a ball and transport it to a desired location. The testing results are analyzed, and any necessary modifications are made to optimize the effector’s performance.
Overall, the proposed three-finger effector has the potential to revolutionize various industries, such as manufacturing, warehouse logistics, and robotics. Its outstanding capability to precisely capture and efficiently transport objects can drastically increase productivity and efficiency in diverse applications.