This device is soft, flexible, and customizable, and allows scientists to gently grab different types of organisms from the sea without damaging them, and 3D-print modifications to the device overnight without the need to return to a land-based laboratory.
The soft robotic actuators used in these grippers have no moving parts such as pin joints, gears, or linkages, and are modularly coupled to a palm.
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Jellyfish-like soft gripper mimics the mechanics of curly hair
Origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong, and can be made for less than $1