Conference paper

Characterization of an inertial micro gripper based on adhesion forces

Adhesive forces become predominant in the micro world comparing to the gravity effect implying the development of new micro manipulation strategies. This paper presents the design and conception of a gripper that use the inertial principle for the release (applying a high acceleration, in the order of 10’000g) and the adhesion for catching a micro part of 50μm with the goal of precisely control the position after release. Experiments were conducted and showed a positioning repeatability of 2μm to 6μm depending on the relative humidity with a success rate of more than 90%.

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