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New spin-off from SRI: Grabit gaining traction

May 6, 2012

Grabit’s electroadhesion gripping products provide a technique for holding or grasping objects without the need of bulky, energy-intensive clamping or vacuum suction devices.
Grabit’s “grippers” are actually flexible soft pads which, at the flick of a switch, will cling or stick to things to which it comes in contact.  Electroadhesion is like a magnet that forms an attraction to almost any material.
At a recent forum at SRI, Charlie Duncheon, the new CEO, evangelized about Grabit’s reinventing of the way robots grasp objects.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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