Flipbot Continuous Paper Flipping Robot

Business & Research, paper flipping, robot

This is the Flipbot: a robotic system that relies on a depth camera, force/torque sensor, and soft gripper to continuously flip the pages of a book. As you can see in the below video, this robot can handle a variety of paper, including coated paper. This robot also has a simple mechanism to hold the pages in place.

YouTube Video

[credit: Chao Zhao, Chunli Jiang, Junhao Cai, Michael Yu Wang, Hongyu Yu, and Qifeng Chen from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, and HKUST – Shenzhen-Hong Kong Collaborative Innovation Research Institute, Futian, Shenzhen]

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