Door Opening End Effector
Honeybee Robotics’ Door Opening Gripper provides robotic platforms with the capability to open doors, cars, drawers, and other everyday barriers without damaging them. The Door Opening Gripper, under development with iRobot, accommodates misalignments using a patent-pending method of compliance, effectively providing operators with a more forgiving system when interacting with doors in situations such as threats to homeland security or hostage scenarios.
This is a versatile system that has been demonstrated on knobs, levers, and latches. It eases the control burden on both human operators and automation software. And it enables the robots to use existing limited-degree of freedom arms.
It’s also easy to use. The Door Opening Gripper has been demonstrated to be effective for teleoperated door opening by an unfamiliar operator on the first try.