Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'
(Phys.org)—Scotch tape, a versatile household staple and a mainstay of holiday gift-wrapping, may have a new scientific application as a shape-changing "smart material."
Your next assembly lines may have Baxter robot doing pick-up (w/ Video)
Harvard researchers develop new kind of soft robotic gripper
Students design underwater robot that does more than score points
(Phys.org) -- Since he was 12 years old and successfully talked his way onto an underwater robotics club for kids aged 13 and up, Trevor Uptain has been building robots of the kind used by oceanographers and ...
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects
(Phys.org) -- When Cornell engineers developed a new type of robot hand that could pick up oddly shaped objects it presented a challenge: It was easy for a human operator to choose the best place to take h ...
Research group extends capabilities of jamming universal gripper robot arm effector (w/ video)
Robot uses supersonic air jets to climb on walls and ceilings (w/ video)
Finnish robotics firm develops trash recycling robot
Da Vinci surgical robot makes a tiny paper airplane
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
Microscopic 'hands' for building tomorrow's machines
In a finding straight out of science fiction, chemical and biomolecular engineers in Maryland are describing development of microscopic, chemically triggered robotic "hands" that can pick up and move small ...