Flexible soft robotic gripper combined with gecko-inspired coating can perform some heavy work

A particularly active area of robotics research involves the exploration of flexible components. Whether it is artificial muscles or soft robotic grippers used to grasp objects, these more malleable components open up new possibilities for humans and make machines safer. Now, robots are getting help from the amazing adhesive properties of geckos, combined to form a robotic gripper, and the weight of the grasped objects far exceeds itself.