Omni-ball, crawler, and grippers from Osaka U.

Posted 28 Sep 2011 at 18:13 UTC (updated 28 Sep 2011 at 18:22 UTC) by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

link to photo composited from still frames taken from Osaka video

A video of recent developments at Osaka University includes a bidirectional wheel, dubbed the Omni-ball, a crawler and gripper based on the same principle, and another gripper capable of handling soft objects delicately. (Watch video)

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