Configure a fake Gripper

You can use a fake gripper to test implementing a gripper on your robot without any physical hardware.

Configure a fake gripper as follows:

Navigate to the Config tab of your robot’s page in the Viam app. Click on the Components subtab and click Create component. Select the gripper type, then select the fake model. Enter a name for your gripper and click Create.

An example configuration for a fake gripper in the Viam app Config Builder.

  "name": "<your-fake-gripper-name>",
  "model": "fake",
  "type": "gripper",
  "namespace": "rdk",
  "attributes": {}

No attributes are available for fake grippers. See GitHub for API call return specifications.

Test the gripper

After you configure your gripper, navigate to the Control tab and select the dropdown panel dedicated to the gripper. Use the buttons to open and close the gripper.

The gripper component in the control tab

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