ZDNet.com, a business technology website published by CBS, reported on the two-finger gripper invented by UB engineers who have been developing ways of making robotic hands more like human hands. The critical factor in this new technology is the ability for the mechanism to alter the firmness of its grip.
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.
A story in Futurity featured a robotic hand under development by Ehsan Esfahani, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. The gripper is able to adjust the stiffness of its grasp, which allows it to handle and manipulate a wide variety of objects.