Sunday, July 8, 2012

This robot shoot darts, hoops better than you

Now this robotic gripper is one excellent shot.
Robotics departments at Cornell and University of Chicago have created the “Jamming Robot Gripper” by using a ball filled with coffee grounds that can conform around an object when the air is sucked out of the ball. By rapidly re-inflating the balloon, items such as a dart or ball can be thrown or launched. This video is a demonstration of the new shooting capabilities that also utilizes positive pressure.

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