Robotic Materials’ SmartHand uses 3D perception to grasp unknown singulated, e.g., objects that are loosely placed on a table, without any additional parameter tuning. Adjustable force allows gentle manipulation. More complex scenarios, such as parts in a bin or when a specific orientation is required, can be specified using Robotic Materials’ Feature Editor.
Making the basic pick-and-place functionality available via XML-RPC and the Feature Editor available via any standard web browser, SmartHand can be easily integrated with other manufacturers’ hardware, which support standard XML-RPC. In the example below, a Franka Emika Panda is controlled by the research interface and custom C++/ROS. Pick and place functionality is also available as URCap for the Universal Robot arm series.