Gecko-inspired robot grippers could grab hold of space junk

Engineers tested the adhesive on a giant air hockey table and in microgravity

gecko-gripper robot

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE  Aaron Parness of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory does his “best Superman” to grab a floating cube with a new gecko gripper–inspired hand in a microgravity plane.

H. Jiang et al/Science Robotics 2017

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