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Singapore Engineers Build Robotic Fingers with Delicate Grip

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The robotic gripper grasping a strawberry.

Inspired by the dexterity of a human hand, the National University of Singapore team developed a hybrid robotic gripper which can be reconfigured on demand to pick and place a wide range of delicate food items.

Credit: NUS News

National University of Singapore (NUS) engineers have constructed a robotic hand that can grasp various objects using three-dimensionally-printed fingers.

The air-driven fingers feature a locking mechanism for adjusting the level of stiffness required for grasping, while computer vision and deep learning technologies help identify object types and determine their orientation.

The system chooses the best way to pick and place objects to reduce the need for human assistance.

The NUS researchers said the gripper system may be reconfigured on demand, and can be equipped with three different grip options that permit its use in a variety of applications.

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