3D-Printed Soft Grippers: Sampling fragile underwater organisms

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What’s the easiest way to pick up soft-bodied sea creatures? 3D-printed soft robots. Watch as an interdisciplinary team of marine biologists, engineers, and roboticists create custom-made soft grippers on-board the R/V Falkor, allowing them to safely sample many types of delicate sea life in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA).

Additional Footage Supplied By: The Schmidt Ocean Institute, National Geographic and NOAA

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Learn more at wyss.harvard.edu/a-soft-on-the-fly-solution-to-a-hard-underwater-problem

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