SML collaborated with the Sitti Lab at Max Planck to introduce a soft robot gripper capable of robust adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces. The gripper utilizes a bio-inspired fibrillar interface composed of microscale elastic pillars. In contrast to past work on bio-inspired adhesives, this gripping system is capable of strong and reversible adhesion to both flat and rounded surfaces.
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