The Magic Ball gripper consists of a skeleton made from cone-shaped origami structure that is connected ...

From green blobs to hydrogel fish to boa constrictors, scientists have taken inspiration from some interesting sources in pursuit of robotic arms that can lift heavy items, but do so with a delicate touch. The latest solution from MIT resembles a venus flytrap in the way its snatches up objects many times its own weight, with its creators hopeful it can open up some exciting possibilities for robotic assistants that can handle all kinds of objects.

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