In this Brown-Bag-Talk we will present the current state of the SeeGrip project from the mechanical
perspective as well as the current work on the sensor processing.
The goal of the SeeGrip project is the development of an underwater manipulator which is able to perform form- and force-closed object manipulation by using tactile sensor arrays and end-effectors consisting of limb structures. This new kind of manipulator enables the operator to get a feedback about the manipulated objects during assembly tasks in deep sea environments.
Especially under diffuse operating conditions caused by swirled-up sediment which constrains the view of the manipulation area, feedback of haptic information supports - or even enables the realization of manipulation tasks.