end-effector

Any attachment on the end of a robot that interacts with the environment, such as a device to lift parts.

"The system integrates a single camera into the robots end-effector, and adds a specialized, durable lighting unit that moves with the robot to illuminate the parts." — "Eyes on the Line," Mechanical Engineering, August 2005.


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