3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

University of Washington researchers developed a method for making 3D-printed grippers for robots that are capable of grabbing almost anything.  3D-printed grippers that can grasp almost any object Their method involves an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper based on the target object and its position and then calculates the best path to pick it up without collisions.  The University of Washington researchers developed an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper to grip almost any object. Tests were performed on 22 objects with challenging shapes, including a 3D-printed bunny, a wedge-shaped doorstop, a tennis ball, and…
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an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

Manoonpong and colleagues at SDU Biorobotics have proposed an efficient leg design for energy-efficient locomotion for hexapods. The foot design uses the Fin Ray structure using the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame. Image credit: SDU Biorobotics Key features: the locomotion is way better than the #hexapods with hemispherical rubber feetthe robot walks with a wave gaitthe robot can successfully walk on different challenging terrains3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control are used to produce an integrative solution This research has potential applications in Biorobotics to study and develop bio-inspired robots resembling the locomotion…
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