November 30, 2010

BHA Mimics Elephant Trunk

The German company Festo took the design of an elephant's trunk and 3D printing to come up with an arm that is graceful and flexible. Intended for industrial bots, the Bionic Handling Assistant contains resistant sensors that can be held back before destroying any human close to it. The end of the arm has a 3-fingered gripper that wraps around an object, then collapses and traps it. Festo believes that this reduces the risk of injury that can occur in current service bot arms.

Via New Scientist

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 30, 2010 9:10 AM
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