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Lip-Inspired Passive Jamming Gripper

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Soft grippers enable robots to grab and handle fragile items. With jamming effect, they rely on varied stiffness to hold the objects tightly. Jooyoung Hong, Dhruv C Mathur, and Joohyung Kim have come up with a lip inspired jamming gripper inspired by animals’ oral structure.

This gripper:

focuses on the functions of holding and re-grasping. The lip-pouch is fabricated including granular particles inside for passive particle jamming.

The above video gives you a better idea how it works.

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