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Published September 16, 2019


IEEE Spectrum  featured a robotic gripper developed by Ehsan Esfahani, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.“This gripper uses magnets as a sort of adjustable spring for dynamic stiffness control, which seems pretty clever,” reports IEEE Spectrum’s Video Friday newsletter on awesome robot videos.

The gripper’s ability to adjust the stiffness of its grasp could improve safety in industrial settings where humans and robots work together, enabling the device to absorb energy from impacts during collisions.

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Outlets that covered the story also included New Atlas, The Robot Report, Technology Org, World Industrial Reporter and AZORobotics.