Tag Archives: Grippers

Electroadhesive Grippers

The curious looking gripping mechanism above draws inspiration from geckos. Large surface area on a gecko’s feet allows it to climb vertical walls by taking advantage of electrostatic forces. For example, the video below shows a robot with an electrostatic “foot” that climbs up a vertical wall This new project uses the same premise to […]

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Jamming Gripper + Elephant Trunk

Jamming Gripper + Elephant Trunk = Awesome still in the early stages of development, this concept is trying to combine one of the more┬ádexterous animal manipulators with the jamming technology we have seen popularized through the coffee ground filled balloon grippers. The arm is made up of a bunch of different jamming segments stuck together […]

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