Study level

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Chris Lehnert
Position
Lecturer in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

This research is focused on robotic grasping and agricultural robotics.

Research activities

In this project you will develop a soft robotic gripper that is suitable for harvesting delicate fruits.

The gripper is intended to be used on a seven-degrees-of-freedom (7DoF) robotic arm for autonomous fruit harvesting.

Different approaches to this problem can be taken, including designing the haptic sensors or soft finger mechanisms.

Outcomes

We expect this project to explore whether we can design a:

  • soft robotic gripper that can mimic human hand dexterity
  • soft actuator gripper to harvest soft fruits like blueberries or raspberries.

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Contact

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