This “soft robot” has a delicate touch and can carry items with ease. Soft Robotics Inc. designs robotic grippers and these robots can do what normal robots can’t. They can grab items of different weights and sizes without squishing them! The grippers are made of soft, flexible materials and they’re FDA approved so they can safely handle food. The robots are currently used in assembly, packaging, and order fulfillment. Soft Robotics says they can see the grippers being used for search and rescue, deep sea surveying, and space exploration. The future is soft.
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