• Instead of chasing the capabilities of the human hand, this new MIT gripper represents a new approach to robot dexterity.
  • In addition to using surfaces and walls, the team of engineers is exploring other ways to use the environment to increase robotic dexterity. They believe that using gravity to toss and catch an object might be fruitful.
  • One exciting possibility is that factories could use less expensive and complex grippers, and instead install nearby fixtures that could increase the robot’s range of abilities. The team plans to present their work at the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems this September.

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