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Soft Robot Hand Handles Breakables

The fingers on this soft robotic gripper have sensors that estimate the size and shape of an object accurately enough to identify it from a set of multiple items. (Photo credit: Jason Dorfman/CSAIL)

Researchers from MIT have created a robot hand that can handle your fine breakables. Daniela Rus of MIT’s Distributed Robotics Lab┬ádemonstrated the 3-D-printed robotic hand which was made out of silicone rubber. The three-fingered bot can handle items as delicate as an egg and as thin …

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