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Effects of Voltage Dips on Robotic Grasping

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DIMEG, University of Calabria, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
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LARM2, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
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LASE: Laboratory of Electric Systems, DIEI, University of Cassino and South Latium, 03043 Cassino, Italy
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Robotics 2019, 8(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics8020028
Received: 18 February 2019 / Revised: 28 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 11 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Italian Robotics)
This paper addresses the effects of electric power quality on robotic operations. A general overview is reported to highlight the main characteristics of electric power quality and it’s effects on a powered system by considering an end-user’s viewpoint. Then, the authors outline the influence of voltage dip effects by focusing on robotic grasping applications. A specific case study is reported, namely that of LARM Hand IV, a three-fingered robotic hand which has been designed and built at LARM in Cassino, Italy. A dedicated test rig has been developed and set up to generate predefined voltage dips. Experimental tests are carried out to evaluate the effects of different types of voltage dip on the grasping of objects. View Full-Text
Keywords: robotic hands; grasping; electric power quality; voltage dips effects robotic hands; grasping; electric power quality; voltage dips effects
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Carbone, G.; Ceccarelli, M.; Fabrizi, C.; Varilone, P.; Verde, P. Effects of Voltage Dips on Robotic Grasping. Robotics 2019, 8, 28.

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