October 19, 2015      

Improvements in gripping technology are fueling the race for agricultural and logistics automation, as multiple companies and research teams develop sensors, software, and grasping solutions.

Cambridge Consultants has combined low-cost sensors, image-processing algorithms, commodity hardware, and soft grippers for flexible grasping of irregular objects. The technology could ease robotic sorting and picking on farms and in warehouses.

"Traditional robots struggle when it comes to adapting to de...

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