The Sticky Boom Clings with the Power of Static

Grabbing objects in space has always been a challenge and has generally relied on mechanical claws to do the gripping. The problem is that these claws are limited in what they can grapple. That's why Altius Space Machines' gripper uses electroadhesion. » 10/05/11 5:20pm 10/05/11 5:20pm

Grip-Happy Compliant Electroadhesion Sneaking Into Everyday Usage

More than two years ago SRI International was marching robots up walls using little more than static electricity. Today, they've moved onto bigger and better things, like gripping a banana using the same technique. Meet "compliant electroadhesion." » 11/07/10 6:00pm 11/07/10 6:00pm