Friday, June 15, 2012

Robotic Grippers Can Pick Up Anything



Here's a good example of the "ultimate resource": human ingenuity, innovation, know-how and creativity, which is the one resource that is truly infinite and unlimited.  

9 Comments:

At 6/15/2012 1:46 PM, Blogger Bruce Hall said...

An elegant solution.

 
At 6/15/2012 3:41 PM, Blogger Webutante said...

This cheap low-cost solution is like the innovation of 'minute clinics!'

 
At 6/15/2012 3:43 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Now that is seriously cool!!

 
At 6/15/2012 11:07 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Most jobs consist of picking something up and putting it somewhere else.

This is another example of the beginning of peak jobs.

 
At 6/16/2012 12:17 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Now how about picking things like lettuce and tomatoes? Plenty of illegals could be replaced with that kind of technology if so.

 
At 6/16/2012 6:11 AM, Blogger Larry G said...

re: simple-minded robotics. Robotics are also being used in highly precise surgery also and remote versions of it on the horizon so, in theory, a child in a village in Africa can be "operated on" via a remote surgeon.

don't ask me what happens if the comms link fails...

 
At 6/16/2012 11:39 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Outside the box thinking on state change in a bag, vacuum grip, and rapid pressure in order to toss. Tossing a ball was an extremely difficult problem, but no longer. How about some differential in surface adhesion/grip from one side to another, in order to toss a curve ball, slider, etc.

 
At 6/16/2012 2:56 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"How about some differential in surface adhesion/grip from one side to another, in order to toss a curve ball, slider, etc."

Geez, Tom, be patient! One extremely difficult thing at a time. :)

 
At 6/16/2012 3:01 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"in theory, a child in a village in Africa can be "operated on" via a remote surgeon."

If they could afford it.

And if they could afford it, they could hire a surgeon in Africa.

...but true, you did say "in theory".

 

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