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This soft robotic gripper can screw in your light bulbs for you


October 10, 2017

How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer: just one, assuming you're talking about a new robotic gripper developed by engineers at the University of California, San Diego. The engineering team has designed and built a gripper that can pick up and manipulate objects without needing to see them or needing to be trained. Full Story

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