Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Combining soft robotics and space technology
Glick, who works in the lab of mechanical engineering professor and roboticist Michael Tolley, got to design and carry out most of the experiments for an electrostatic gripper for flexible objects build by JPL and UC Berkeley engineers. The team presented their work at the IROS 2017 conference in late September in Vancouver.
Glick is part of the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship program. He works to bring soft robotics to space technology. Here is a more detailed description of his research.
Tolley's group will present some of their research at the Oct. 27 Contextual Robotics Forum here on the UC San Diego campus.
Watch a video of the gripper that Glick ran experiments on in action: