Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Coolest thing I've seen in ages. Gecko tonge robot gripper.

This is just freakin' genius.

The chameleon is able to catch a variety of different insects by putting its tongue over the respective prey and securely enclosing it. The FlexShapeGripper uses this principle to grip the widest range of objects in a form-fitting manner. Using its elastic silicone cap, it can even pick up several objects in a single gripping process and put them down together, without the need for a manual conversion.

It can pick up an egg, then a pair of glasses, then three ball bearings at once, one after the other. Better than fingers.

Technology is awesome, eh? :)

The Phantom

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