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RBE Colloquium Series: Dr. Roman Mykhailyshyn | Bernoulli Grippers for Manipulating Flexible Objects and 3D Printing of Nozzle Elements of Grippers


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WPI Robotics Engineering
Friday, October 29, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Dr. Roman Mykhailyshyn

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Robotics Engineering WPI

Bernoulli Grippers for Manipulating Flexible Objects and 3D Printing of Nozzle Elements of Grippers


Friday, October 29, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gateway Park 60 Prescott St. | Rm. 1002


Abstract: Gripping and manipulation of flexible materials by industrial robots encourage the use of high-cost handling systems. The use of Bernoulli grippers is underestimated for solving local problems of gripping and manipulating flexible objects. I propose a new design of the Bernoulli gripper to handle flexible and porous (textile) materials. The proposed design of the gripper has many advantages, and the most important advantage is grasping flexible objects from a great distance at different positions and orientations. We also consider the influence of input parameters on the power characteristics of the gripper.
Another component of the study is prototyping Bernoulli gripping devices using additive technologies of FDM 3D printing. The analysis is carried out on the influence of printing parameters on the power characteristics of Bernoulli grippers. Finally, I will present an experimental method of studying the pressure distribution on the surface of the object of manipulation. 

Bio: Roman Mykhailyshyn received an MSc degree with honor in Automated Systems of Manufacturing Control in 2014 and a Ph.D. degree in Lifting and Transporting Machines in 2018, all from Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University, Ukraine. From 2019 he is the Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Automation Technological Processes and Manufacturing, Faculty of Applied Information Technologies and Electrical Engineering, Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University. Since 2021, he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Robotics Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA). His research areas include: robotics, motion planning and optimization for manipulators, dynamics of movement during handling operations by industrial robots, minimization of energy costs for transport operations by industrial robots, design of gripping devices for industrial robots, and development of non-contact grippers with control functions. 

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