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Advances in AI, Testing, and Hardware Help Gripper Providers, Users Get a Grasp of What’s Possible
Automation companies are increasing their throughput, reducing error rates, and providing integrated systems as more warehouses and facilitates turn to robotics.

10 Noteworthy Robot Exhibits at Automate 2022
With more than 550 exhibitors on the show floor at Automate in Detroit, there was a wide selection of robots to see. Here are some that stood out.

Soft Robotics to Market AI-Enabled Gripper to Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, and Logistics Markets
While its compliant grippers have typically been used to carry food products, Soft Robotics is expanding its services to cater to warehouses and distribution centers.

Soft Robotics Works Hand in Hand With Quest and Ossid to Offer Integrated Food Packaging System
Soft Robotics said its mGripAI gripper, combined with Quest's robotic product-handling system and Ossid's tray packaging, will provide high-speed, sanitary food handling.

Soft Robotics to Debut mGripAI for Food Handling at International Processing and Production Expo
At IPPE in Atlanta, Soft Robotics and CHL Systems will demonstrate how the mGripAI system can enable industrial robots to conduct complex food-handling tasks previously done manually.

Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.

ReWalk ReBoot Soft Exosuit Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation
The FDA's classification of the ReBoot orthotic exosuit as a "breakthrough device" will help ReWalk Robotics move forward with regulatory approvals and commercialization.

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI to Help Food Industry Adopt Robots
SoftAI can augment industrial robots with "hand-eye" coordination, says Soft Robotics. It could drive automation adoption for a more resilient food supply chain, it said.

Soft Robotics Raises $10M to Help Meet Pandemic-Induced Demand for Food Automation
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip modular compliant gripper and the SoftAI software for tasks such as food handling, plans to continue expanding its commercial operations.

Soft Robotics Names AMP Automation as a Preferred System Integrator
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip compliant gripper, 3D vision, and AI systems, is working with AMP Automation to expand robotics adoption in the European food and beverage market.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Partners With Soft Robotics for Materials Handling
Applied Manufacturing Technologies will integrate end-of-arm tooling from Soft Robotics to meet increased demand for materials handling robots in multiple industries.

Soft Robotics Research Grows, but Developers Must Advance Field, Says UC Santa Barbara Professor
While there has been much academic interest in soft robotics lately, research should advance the field, say three authors of a new paper on the technology.

Soft Robotics Adds Features to mGrip Modular Gripping System for Food Handling
Soft Robotics has added capabilities to its mGrip to enable integrators to design flexible end-of-arm tools that can withstand high-pressure washdown environments.

Soft Robotics solves costly e-commerce reverse logistics problems
Innovative robotics pioneer Soft Robotics (Booth 3627) has announced the first robotic solution specifically designed for the handling of product returns.



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