A robot arm toting a Venus flytrap can grab delicate objects

Venus flytrap grabbing a weight

A new robotic grabber is ripped straight from the plant world. The device, made with a severed piece of a Venus flytrap, can grasp tiny, delicate objects, researchers report January 25 in Nature Electronics. Normally, the carnivorous Dionaea muscipula scores a meal when unsuspecting prey touches delicate hairs on one of the plant’s jawlike leaves, […]

NASA to launch delicate stowing of OSIRIS-REx asteroid samples

Osiris-Rex is on a mission that scientists hope will help unravel the origins of our solar system, but that hit a snag after it picked up too big of a sample from an asteroid NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is set to begin on Tuesday a delicate operation to store the precious particles it scooped up […]

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors — ScienceDaily

Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and collaborators. […]