MORE | Fall 2019

Lizard Inspired Pipe Testing Robot

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The objective of the research is to design four-finger under-actuated gripper which can be used for lizard inspired robot to climb and perform non-destructive testing of boiler pipes. To achieve optimum friction force required to climb on the pipe, the focus has been to devise a mechanism, which will establish six points of contact between gripper fingers and pipe to generate a required normal force.

Student researcher

Jalpesh Rajendra Bhadra

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2019