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Sediment grab adaptation for Newton Gripper

Hey all,

So we recently received the Newton Gripper to attach to our second BlueRov. One question I do have is whether it’d be possible to get a different end attachment for the gripper to get sediment rather than just grab things? This would open up a lot of research opportunities! What I’m thinking of wouldn’t be too difficult to develop, something like this:

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Unfortunately I’m not familiar with CAD and we don’t have access to a 3D printer, but I feel adapting a new set of grippers that just fit in place of the current grab wouldn’t be too complicated.

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So did some light sediment sampling last month using a scoop held in the gripper. Works well for loose material.

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Hey Kev, do you have an image of your setup?

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