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Video(s) of the week: Granular material techniques reboot robots’ grip

By / October 26, 2010

A granular “blob” instead pinchers or fingers at the end of robot arms? Researchers from the University of Chicago, Cornell and iRobot think they have developed a markedly simple step forward in creating a universal gripper for robotic applications that exploits how granular material can clump or “jam” around random shapes when subjected to a…

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