Hook End Effector

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Advait Jain (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~advait)

What this does

We first used this hook as an end effector in this paper: Pulling Open Novel Doors and Drawers with Equilibrium Point Control. Advait Jain and Charles C. Kemp. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2009. This paper and others can be downloaded from the Heathcare Robotics Lab website (http://www.healthcare-robotics.com)

The hook was inspired by how humans sometimes use a finger or fingers to hook around a handle and pull something open. We also took inspiration from prosthetic hooks, which have been successfully used with remarkable versatility and effectiveness.


Image of the solidworks part for the hook that mounts on to an ATI Mini 40 Force/Torque sensor.

This is the hardware setup that we use: