Simple Robotic Hand Can Pick Up, Throw Anything [VIDEO]

What will those crazy Cornell kids think up next??

The Cornell Creative Machines Lab‘s latest creation/contraption resulted in a low-cost, morphing robot “hand” that can pick up, drop, or throw any object, something current robotics has yet to perfect.

Apparently, it involves SCIENCE! (More specifically – and quite simply – a balloon, coffee grounds, a vacuum, and a technique called “granular jamming”.)

Made from just a balloon, coffee grounds, and a vacuum, this robotic morphing hand can pick up any object.

Watch the video to understand how it works.

[Via Geekologie]