Robot Grip – Filled with Coffee Grounds

by Rebecca on November 12, 2010

A novel robot hand has been invented by The University of Chicago using an inflatable balloon filled with coffee grounds. By using a technique known as jamming air is blown into the balloon this in turn allows the coffee grounds to move and form a seal around the chosen object to pick up. The air is withdrawn and thus locks the object in the gripper.

Yet another fun use for old coffee grounds!

Here’s a clip of the gripper in action – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj3yVf7ZUcI&feature=player_embedded#at=15

Source

  1. http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2010/10/balloon_and_coffee_grounds_turned_into_a_robot_grip.html

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