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Automated Insertion of Objects Into an Acoustic Robotic Gripper

Power Electronics Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Physikstrasse 3, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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Presented at the First International Electronic Conference on Actuator Technology: Materials, Devices and Applications, 23–27 November 2020; Available online: https://iecat2020.sciforum.net/.
Proceedings 2020, 64(1), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/IeCAT2020-08510
Published: 21 November 2020
Acoustic levitation forces can be used to manipulate small objects and liquid without mechanical contact or contamination. To use acoustic levitation for contactless robotic grippers, automated insertion of objects into the acoustic pressure field is necessary. This work presents analytical models based on which concepts for the controlled insertion of objects are developed. Two prototypes of acoustic grippers are implemented and used to experimentally verify the lifting of objects into the acoustic field. Using standing acoustic waves and by dynamically adjusting the acoustic power, the lifting of high-density objects (>7 g/cm3) from acoustically transparent surfaces is demonstrated. Moreover, a combination of different acoustic traps is used to lift lower-density objects from acoustically reflective surfaces. The provided results open up new possibilities for the implementation of acoustic levitation in robotic grippers, which have the potential to be used in a variety of industrial applications.
Keywords: acoustic forces; acoustic levitation; automation; grippers; robotics; ultrasound acoustic forces; acoustic levitation; automation; grippers; robotics; ultrasound
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Röthlisberger, M.; Schuck, M.; Kulmer, L.; Kolar, J.W. Automated Insertion of Objects Into an Acoustic Robotic Gripper. Proceedings 2020, 64, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/IeCAT2020-08510

AMA Style

Röthlisberger M, Schuck M, Kulmer L, Kolar JW. Automated Insertion of Objects Into an Acoustic Robotic Gripper. Proceedings. 2020; 64(1):40. https://doi.org/10.3390/IeCAT2020-08510

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Röthlisberger, Marc; Schuck, Marcel; Kulmer, Laurenz; Kolar, Johann W. 2020. "Automated Insertion of Objects Into an Acoustic Robotic Gripper" Proceedings 64, no. 1: 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/IeCAT2020-08510

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