Robotic gripper uses magnets to absorb shocks

New Atlas | Sep 13, 2019 at 4:50 PM
  • With a few exceptions, robotic grippers aren’t known for having a soft touch – so they often can’t be trusted with delicate objects.
  • Each finger is mounted on a magnetic base.
  • Neither magnet is actually touching the base, so there’s an air gap between each side of the base and its corresponding magnet – that gap acts as a shock-absorbing spring.