UC San Diego engineers developing smart & soft 3D printed gripper that can figure out what it’s holding

UC San Diego engineers developing smart & soft 3D printed gripper that can figure out what it's holding

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a partially 3D printed soft robotic gripper capable of 3D scanning the object it is gripping. 3D printing was used to make the gripper’s actuators. Sometimes when you’re scrambling around in the dark for a light switch, a pair of glasses, or—let’s go out on a limb here—a 3D printer, you might wish that your sense of touch was a little better. Overall, however, we as humans are pretty good at knowing what’s in our hands—even when we can’t see anything. Things are a bit different if you’re a […]

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