Paper Title
Design Optimization of a Curvilinear-Jaw Robotic Gripper Aided by Finite Element Analysis

Tailor-made designs of robotic grippers are gaining popularity over the globe for diverse end-applications. The prime objective of this work is to optimize the tare weight and compliance of a customized curvilinear-jaw robotic gripper. The technique of Topology Optimization is used to improve the design of the prototype gripper using commercially-available Finite Element Analysis software. Topology optimization in conjunction with static analysis is performed to achieve the required attenuation in the mass of the gripper besides rheological parameters. Based on the interpretation of static analysis, material removal region is abridged that helped in achieving an optimized shape of the prototype gripper. Keywords - Topology, Mass Optimization, Finite Element Analysis, Design, Robotic Gripper