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Video: Grippers Emulate Gecko, Bird

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sensor pro
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Re: Aminal movements = dexerity?
sensor pro   7/22/2012 9:44:03 AM
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I agree with you. It looks more like a snapping rather then actual smooth movement. Well, it is not exacly a "hand".

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Re: Animal movements = dexterity?
NadineJ   7/20/2012 1:06:09 PM
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It's interesting to see how many different examples from nature are combined to recreate human dexterity in machinery. 

The videos are awesome.  Thanks for the article.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/20/2012 1:02:07 PM
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One of the subtle effects (I think) appears that the gripping motion closes with a variable force.  It appeared as if the closing motion commenced with a quick snap shut, but slowed to a less forceful, yet sufficiently firm grip on the target, so as to ensure handling without crushing. Might have been neat to see them pick up an egg, for example. 

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Ann R. Thryft   7/20/2012 12:15:38 PM
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I was also surprised to find out how many different innovative projects Festo has done in biomimicry, many of them robotic, such as the AquaPenguin and Aqua Jelly in our Nautical Robot slideshow: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=246206&image_number=1 http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=246206&image_number=2 In this case, the idea of the grippers is better energy-efficiency, with high gripping force-to-weight ratios, so there's less wasted motion.

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Aminal movements = dexerity?
Beth Stackpole   7/20/2012 8:09:39 AM
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Festo seems to be doing a lot of great things with biomickry and design. This is a pretty interesting interpretation of bringing animal-like movements to a gripping type of robot. Is the idea that the robot machinery gains dexterity because of this motion?

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