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Robots Use Static Electricity to Pick Up, Transport Objects

by Bidita Debnath on  October 27, 2014 at 10:42 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Experts have recently developed robots that use static electricity to pick up and transport objects.

A robot startup named 'GrabIt' has been making mechanical "hands" that uses electrostatic attraction to gently move boxes, fruits, and iPads, the Verge reported.
 Robots Use Static Electricity to Pick Up, Transport Objects
Robots Use Static Electricity to Pick Up, Transport Objects
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Powered electrodes, both on the surface of the gripper or on flexible, tentacle-like fingers, generate and maintain powerful attractive forces between nearly any object.

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The technology would not be just used for robot hands. One of the more promising ideas was to build the electrodes into conveyer belts to help sort objects or allow for steeper inclines on manufacturing belts.

Source: ANI
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