Author Topic: Researchers develop an origami-inspired robot hand with a gentle touch  (Read 105 times)

Offline Tapushe Rabaya Toma

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Researchers at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard have found a novel solution to the problem of building a robot that's strong enough to lift an object several times its own weight, but gentle enough not to crush something fragile.

The result is a robot 'hand' with a folding structure that collapses around an object to hold it securely (like a Venus flytrap trapping an insect).

This flexible design and gentle grip let it grasp a wide range of objects without damaging them, and it's strong enough to keep a firm hold on objects 100 times its own weight.

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Many multi-purpose grippers use fingers made from a flexible material like rubber. These can cope with objects of different sizes and shapes, but are unable to hold onto bulky or heavy objects.

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Useful Information. Thanks for sharing

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Wow! 100 times more than the own weight! Its like the ants!

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thanks for sharing