Robots handling fragile objects is much more challenging than it looks. Plenty of researchers are working on ways to perfect this. This video from SEAS researchers have developed a soft, robotic gripper that uses tentacles to handle objects like a jellyfish.
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Tentacle robot can gently grasp fragile objects
As they explain:
Alone, individual tentacles, or filaments, are weak. But together, the collection of filaments can grasp and securely hold heavy and oddly shaped objects.
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