How marine biology inspired Soft Robotics’ industrial grippers

 On Valentine’s Day at Soft Robotics a staff member places heart-shaped marshmallow Peeps on a conveyor belt. A mechanical arm snatches them up, one by one, setting them gently in a nearby box. It isn’t much of a romantic celebration, but it is a triumph of sorts. Soft Robotics’ RL7 and other grippers can reliably perform some of the physical tasks we do countless times a day… Read More

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