A good designer and leader knows when to say “no”. In today’s example… I have tried several times with the help of Instagram friends and my own employees to build a gripper that we can use with the Sixi robot. I decided, finally, to say No. We’re in the robot arm business, not the gripper business. If that’s true then how will Sixi hold grippers made by other people?
“ISO 9409-1:2004 defines the main dimensions, designation and marking for a circular plate as mechanical interface. It is intended to ensure the exchangeability and to keep the orientation of hand-mounted end effectors.”https://www.iso.org/standard/36578.html
Are you looking for a challenge? How about making a gripper that works with our STL model of the hand? Then it should work with all commercial robot arms that match the standard, too.