Gecko-Inspired Gripper Supports Tunable Adhesion

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-22367
Published June 18, 2015 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gecko-inspired gripper. Like the gecko, the device has the ability to grip and release smooth surfaces like glass. The effective stickiness can also be tuned from strong to week.