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Festo Bionic Handling Assistant inspired by elephant’s trunk

By Damir Beciri
25 November 2010

festo-bionic-handling-assistantThe ability of elephant’s trunk to be flexible, transmit large forces, and serve as a precise gripping tool, has inspired researchers to come up with the Bionic Handling Assistant. It was developed by Festo in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) and within the framework of the Bionic Learning Network… »


Balloon filled with ground coffee makes for versatile robotic gripper

By Damir Beciri
25 October 2010

coffee-robot-hand-gripperWe mostly take it for granted, but human hand is amazing because it enables us to interact with many objects with ease. Opting for simple elegance, researchers from Cornell University, the University of Chicago and iRobot Corp. have created a versatile gripper using everyday ground coffee and a latex party balloon, bypassing traditional designs based… »