In the past few years, we have covered a whole host of soft robots capable of handling fragile items. The DLR CLASH Hand is a clever solution developed within the EU-Project Soma that can grasp various fruits and vegetables. It has variable stiffness which can be adapted to the items the hand is going to pick up.
The CLASH hand has 3 fingers and 7 degrees of freedom. It is driven by 8 motors. The CLASH hand is made at a lower cost thanks to its modular design and 3D printed parts.