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Autonomous Gripping Spheres

The FreeMotionHandling Concept Sphere Can Pick Up and Drop Objects

— April 7, 2016 — Tech
Festo's Bionic Learning Network has managed to conceive, design and develop a highly innovative and high-tech concept sphere that essentially takes the form of an autonomous gripping sphere that is more than capable of grasping onto an object before picking it up and flying it to another location before safely and securely dropping it off.

Dubbed the FreeMotionHandling concept, this autonomous gripping sphere is equipped with a pair of special cameras that are used for object detection, with one of the cameras located in the gripper tool itself for maximum accuracy.

This autonomously gripping concept sphere is essentially a fusion of two previous projects -- the eMotionSphere and the FlexShapeGripper. Ultimately, the FreeMotionHandling project goes to show and exemplify the cumulative nature of technological advancement, with previous high-tech inventions being made more versatile and expansive with this particular project.





Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Gripping Spheres - The development of autonomous gripping spheres has opened up new possibilities for autonomous object manipulation.
2. Object Detection Cameras - The use of object detection cameras can improve the accuracy and precision of autonomous gripping spheres.
3. Cumulative Technological Advancements - The FreeMotionHandling project serves as an example of how previous high-tech inventions can be made more versatile and expansive.
Industry Implications
1. Manufacturing - The use of autonomous gripping spheres in manufacturing can lead to increased efficiency and precision in object manipulation.
2. Logistics - The use of autonomous gripping spheres in logistics can lead to faster and more efficient transport and manipulation of goods.
3. Automation - The development of autonomous gripping spheres is a significant step towards fully automated processes in various industries.
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