B25J 15/0038, B25J 15/022, B25J 15/0028, B25J 15/0266, B25J 15/0033
In one embodiment, a robotic end effector configured to mount to a robotic manipulator includes gripping elements configured to grasp objects, a drive mechanism configured to open and close the gripping elements, a central controller configured to control operation of the drive mechanism and the gripper elements, the central controller hosting a control program that enables control of the end effector independent of the robotic manipulator, and at least one of a forward-facing ultrasonic distance sensor configured to measure a distance between the gripping elements and an object to be grasped, and a forward-facing camera mounted between the gripping elements configured to capture video data of an object to be grasped.
Alqasemi, Redwan; Mitzlaff, Paul; Aguirrezabal, Andoni; Wu, Lei; Rothe, Karl; and Dubey, Rajiv, "Robotic end effectors for use with robotic manipulators" (2022). USF Patents. 1314.
University of South Florida