Finalists in the 2017 ASME Student Mechanism & Robotics Design Competition

Gripper prototype (fabricated by Tim Power and Mike O’Shea at UCC)

Gripper prototype (fabricated by Tim Power and Mike O’Shea at UCC)

  • 27 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Abhilash NAYAK (PhD student in Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and Haiyang LI (PhD student in UCC), under the supervision of Dr. HAO (UCC) and Dr. Stéphane CARO (CNRS in France) who were finalists in the 2017 ASME Student Mechanism & Robotics Design Competition for their work: A NOVEL RECONFIGURABLE COMPLIANT GRIPPER. Click here for a video on the working principle. 

They are the one of 6 teams selected for the graduate category in the world, and a cap of 1300 dollars is provided for the international team’s travel to Ohio, USA for the final round competition. 

Details on the prestigious ASME competition can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/asmesmrdc/. The work is funded by Dr. Hao’s Ulysses 2015 project: Design of reconfigurable compliant parallel manipulators based on their singularities. 

Note: last year, Dr. Hao group’s work also won the undergraduate category ASME student competition:

Dr. Hao’s research can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/site/doctorghao/

 

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