NVIDIA picks robots that showed special prowess — swimming, diving, gripping, seeing, strolling and flying — through 2023.
Researchers developed a sensor system that detects residual movement of an arm and calibrates the appropriate pressurization of the balloon actuator to move the person’s arm smoothly and naturally.
Soft Robotics brought in $26 million in the first closing of its Series C funding round to expand commercial deployment of its mGripAI.
Soft Robotics plans to make its mGripAI solution available for order fulfillment, sortation, decanting and kitting.
The key to the team’s actuator’s quick movements is in its bi-stable design, and the shape it prefers depends on the temperature.
Soft Robotics has added JMP Solutions to its Preferred System Integrator program. This partnership will help expand robotic adoption in the food sector enabled by Soft Robotics food-grade soft gripping, 3D vision, and AI technologies. Soft Robotics Preferred System Integrator Program is an initiative to help integrators win more business with its industry-leading technologies, including…
Northwestern University researchers have developed lifelike soft materials that could be used as microscopic delivery systems for production of fuels and drugs, environmental cleanup, or transformative medical procedures.
Root AI, which has been developing the Virgo robot to be able to pick multiple types of crops with AI and compliant fingers, plans to expand in North America and Europe.
Robotic manipulation innovator Soft Robotics has raised $23 million in an “oversubscribed” Series B round, with participation from FANUC.
Soft Robotics has announced that its new mGrip soft robotic grippers will be available worldwide through FANUC’s distribution network. They will also be integrated with FANUC’s products.
Soft Robotics has made its pneumatic grippers portable with the new coDrive technology, enabling a range of collaborative robotics applications.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have created a small robot that can crawl like an inchworm. Electrothermal actuators could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.
6 River Systems, which makes the Chuck AMRs and Mobile Sort smart kiosks, and Soft Robotics, which makes compliant grippers and the SuperPick system, have integrated their offerings for mobile picking.
Researchers in Singapore and China have proposed a process flow to guide 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Robots with integrated prints could have applications in jet-engine maintenance and minimally invasive surgery.
A new ultra-soft underwater gripper developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute safely catches and releases jellyfish without damage.
From soft polymers to the hardest steel, robotics designers should know their materials options that best suit the intended uses of their machines.
Soft Robotics describes its new Mini Finger, which is designed to enable soft robot grippers to get into tighter spaces than ever before. It is part of the company’s modular mGrip system.
Harvard graduate Hansjörg Wyss has given another major donation to support the Wyss Institute’s mission of developing and commercializing robotics and healthcare technologies.
Robots have used multiple types of grippers for years, but the push for more manual dexterity has become more urgent because of rising demand from e-commerce order fulfillment and other applications. Human-level manipulation of various objects is a difficult technical challenge, and robotics developers and vendors have responded with a range of solutions. From…
Last week, Soft Robotics Inc. released its mGrip modular grasping system. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said its “on-demand” system will help soft robotics proliferate and allow users “to build, validate, and install production-ready systems in minutes.” Soft Robotics designs and sells soft manipulators using patented technology based on research by Prof. George M. Whitesides at…
Micron Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Solutions Inc., is a contract manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass. that specializes in precision machining, thermoplastic injection molding, mold making and more. To reduce costs and improve quality, Micron wanted to automate the pick and place process of the delicate plastic clips it produces for a car seat…
Cambridge, Mass.-based Soft Robotics, maker of soft robotic grippers that conform to and pick up a variety of objects, raised $20 million in an oversubscribed funding round. Soft Robotics raised a $5 million Series A in December 2015, bringing its total funding to date to more than $25 million. Soft Robotics CEO Carl Vause tells The…