Gripper Modelled on a Chameleon’s Tongue

OnRobot’s Gecko Gripper no longer stands alone in the class of collaborative grippers inspired by reptiles. Festo’s FlexshapeGripper is designed after the characteristic tongue of the chameleon.

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The chameleon is able to catch a variety of different insects by putting its tongue over the respective prey and securely enclosing it. The FlexShapeGripper uses this principle to grip a wide range of objects in a form-fitting manner. Using its elastic silicone cap, it…



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