Universal Jamming Gripper Press Coverage

 

Universal Jamming Gripper (PNAS 107, 2010):

  • Cornell Chronicle: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper by Anne Ju [pdf]
  • The Shed: Coffee with grip by Terry Snow [pdf]
  • American Institute of Physics: Riving Robots a Hand [pdf]
  • Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Riving Robots a Hand [pdf]
  • Make Magazine: Get A Grip vol. 27, pp. 78 [pdf]
  • Hizook: "Jamming" Robot Gripper Gets Official: Article Published in PNAS by Travis Deyle [pdf]
  • io9: An amazingly versatile robot hand, made of balloons and coffee grounds by Esther Inglis-Arkell [pdf]
  • TechNewsDaily: Robotic Shape-Shifting Gripper Picks Up Anything by Michelle Bryner [pdf]
  • Fast Company: Robots Fashion Hands Out of Coffee Grounds, Party Balloons by Ariel Schwarts [pdf]
  • Science News: Robotic gripper runs on coffee … and balloons [pdf]
  • Kurzweil: Low-cost robotic gripper replaces human hand and fingers [pdf]
  • The Register: DARPA fashions miracle robotic attachment from balloon, coffee by Lewis Page [pdf]
  • Sify: 'Universal' robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • TopNews: Shape-shifting robot gripper can pick up objects of different shapes by John Davidson [pdf]
  • Network World: Is there anything the coffee- and balloon-powered robotic Universal Gripper can't handle? by Bob Brown [pdf]
  • TG Daily: Robotic gripper made from coffee and balloons [pdf]
  • GizMag: Robotic gripper picks up objects using coffee grounds and a balloon by Darren Quick [pdf]
  • ScienceNews: Robots can use coffee as a picker-upper by Laura Sanders [pdf]
  • India Talkies: ‘Universal’ robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! by Tanushree [pdf]
  • techyum: Robot Hand is a Balloon Filled With Coffee Grounds by Thomas Roche [pdf]
  • BotJunkie: Balloon Plus Coffee Grounds Equals Versatile Robot Gripper by Evan Ackerman [pdf]
  • Machines Like Us: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper [pdf]
  • Genetic Engineering News: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Heise Online (German): Robotertechnik: Auf die Körnung kommt es an [pdf]
  • The Engineer: Robotic gripper made from coffee-filled balloon [pdf]
  • PhysOrg: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper [pdf]
  • PCmag: Coffee, Balloons Help Robotic Arm Grip Items by Sara Yin [pdf]
  • ABC (Australia): Ground coffee helps robot get a grip [pdf]
  • SmartPlanet: Video: Coffee-stuffed balloon is an incredibly effective robot hand by John Herrman [pdf]
  • Lab Spaces: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Robotics Wire: Coffee-Filled Latex Balloon Gives Robots a Hand by Beecher Tuttle [pdf]
  • Slash Gear: Dalek-style robot gripper could be handy for amputees by Chris Davies [pdf]
  • Daily Tech: Robotic Arm Writes, Draws, Grasps Objects Without Fingers by Tiffany Kaiser [pdf]
  • Gearlog: Versatile Robot Arm Built With Coffee Grounds, A Balloon by Brian Heater [pdf]
  • CrunchGear: Universal Gripper: Sounds Like It Grips The Universe, But It’s Just A Cool Robotic Hand by Devin Coldewey [pdf]
  • The American Prospect: Your Tax Dollars At Work, Squishy Dextrous Edition by Paul Waldman [pdf]
  • Tom's Style: Robot Hand Made From Balloon and Coffee by Roman Cruz [pdf]
  • Investors.com: Coffee gives robot better grip [pdf]
  • Ubergizmo: Balloon And Coffee Grounds Turned Into A Robot Grip [pdf]
  • Switched: Coffee-Filled Robot 'Hand' Can Pick Up Almost Anything by Terrence O'Brien [pdf]
  • TFTS: DARPA Robot Uses A Balloon and Coffee Grounds To Pick Things Up by Steve Andersen [pdf]
  • Ceramic Tech Today: Video(s) of the week: Granular material techniques reboot robots’ grip by Peter Wray [pdf]
  • Hack a Day: Robot gripper uses coffee to pick up anything by Mike Szczys [pdf]
  • Singularity Hub: iRobot’s Universal Gripper Pours A Drink and Draws Shapes (video) by Aaron Saenz [pdf]
  • Neatorama: Robot Hand is a Balloon Filled with Coffee by John Farrier [pdf]
  • Product Design & Development: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee ... and Balloons [pdf]
  • R&D Magazine: Robotic gripper runs on coffee and balloons [pdf]
  • e! Science News: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Newswise: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee … and Balloons [pdf]
  • Scientific Computing: Researchers develop universal robotic gripper [pdf]
  • Robots.net: Coffee Ground Filled Balloon Gripper Holds Promise [pdf]
  • Co.Design: Robot "Hand" Made of Coffee Grounds and a Balloon Picks Up Almost Anything by John Pavlus [pdf]
  • Spiegel Online (German): Kaffeepulver-Hand greift schonend zu [pdf]
  • Robots and More: Universal Jamming Gripper [pdf]
  • U. Chicago Science Life: Linkage 10/29: Coffee Grounds & The New Beagle [pdf]
  • treehugger: Get a Grip: Robotic Hand Made From Balloon and Coffee Grounds by Lloyd Alter [pdf]
  • Antenna (Science Museum Londo): Robot gets a grip by Dominique Driver [pdf]
  • The Money Times: Robot uses 'bean bag' hand on objects [pdf]
  • The Polijam Times: Robot uses 'bean bag' hand on objects [pdf]
  • St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Robot uses 'bean bag' hand on objects [pdf]
  • United Press International: Robot uses 'bean bag' hand on objects [pdf]
  • Daily India: ‘Universal’ robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • BotJunkie: More Details On Jammin’ Robot Gripper by Evan Ackerman [pdf]
  • Technology Daily: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee … and Balloons [pdf]
  • CNET: Ground coffee + party balloon = robot gripper by Tim Hornyak [pdf]
  • Technicle Below Elbow Amputee Issues: Universal robot gripper based on jamming of granular material [pdf]
  • Sc&Tech: Coffee-filled balloon makes world's most dextrous robotic gripper [pdf]
  • New Scientist: Innovation: Better hands may help robots grasp meaning by Helen Knight [pdf]
  • About.com, Physics: Robot Says: "Look Ma, No Hands ... But I Have a Balloon with Coffee Grounds!" by Andrew Zimmerman Jones [pdf]
  • Robot Snob: Jamming Transition Used as Robotic Gripper by Sheila Franklin [pdf]
  • Big Think: Robotic Hand Offers Gentle Grip for Fragile Objects by Maria Popova [pdf]
  • The Washington Post: Robotic hand might become a valuable gripper even though it has no fingers by Kristen Minogue [pdf]
  • Coffee Things: ROBOTIC HAND GETS TO GRIPS WITH COFFEE [pdf]
  • CNET Asia: Robotic hand made of ground coffee and party balloon by Tim Hornyak [pdf]
  • Ars Technica: Universal gripper bests robotic hands in adaptability by Casey Johnston [pdf]
  • Geek.com Robot uses balloon full of coffee grounds to pick up anything by Matthew Humphries [pdf]
  • 腾讯网(Tencent): 新型机械手没有“手指” 能端水壶拿螺丝刀
  • 新浪网(Sina): 简单科技:气球+咖啡=机械手
  • MIT Technology Review (Chinese): 看万能“机器手”是如何“炼”成的
  • Engadget (Chinese): 哆啦A梦,我们来猜拳!
  • Mumbai Mirror: Coffee helps robots get a grip [pdf]
  • Leader-Post: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Star Phoenix: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Montreal Gazette: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Vancouver Sun: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Province: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Times Colonist: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Calgary Herald: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Windsor Star: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Edmonton Journal: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Ottawa Citizen: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • Canada.com: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The St. Catherines Standard: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • truthDive: ‘Universal’ robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • Newstrack India: 'Universal' robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • news24: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • One India: 'Universal' robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • Top News: 'Universal' robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • Thaindian News: 'Universal' robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons! [pdf]
  • TVNZ: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • Asia One: Robot hand has vacuum-firm grip [pdf]
  • The Straits Times: New robotic grip invented [pdf]
  • Engineering Exchange: Presenting the Universal Jamming Gripper by Lance Brown [pdf]
  • Ezine Articles: Can the Famous Robotic Coffee Gripper Be Used to Assist NASA Missions to Asteroids? by Lance Winslow [pdf]
  • Designboom: robot gripper made from coffee grounds and balloon [pdf]
  • World.edu: Robotic gripper runs on coffee … and balloons [pdf]
  • The X-Journals: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee … And Balloons [pdf]
  • Rob Aid: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes for versatile robotic gripper [pdf]
  • Instructables: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee and Balloons - Updated with video [pdf]
  • DesignCorner: robot gripper made from coffee grounds and balloon [pdf]
  • RobotShop Blog: Universal Robot Gripper From Balloon and Coffee [pdf]
  • Innovation Toronto: Robotic gripper picks up objects using coffee grounds and a balloon [pdf]
  • my Science: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper [pdf]
  • o&p Business News: Robotic Gripper Fueled by Coffee Grounds and Balloons [pdf]
  • Cybernetics News: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Mechatronic Tips: Universal Gripper Utilizes Coffee Bean-Filled Balloon [pdf]
  • Science & Technologies: Robotic Gripper Runs On Coffee And Balloons [pdf]
  • Robotionary.com: Robot, Balloon, And Coffee For A Universal Gripper Robot [pdf]
  • Adafruit Industries: Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper [pdf]
  • Robotize: Ground coffee helps robot get a grip [pdf]
  • Masters Connection: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee ... and Balloons [pdf]
  • ideaworks: Get a grip with coffee and party balloons [pdf]
  • Technology Around: Balloon And Coffee Grounds Turned Into A Robot Grip [pdf]
  • Medical Daily: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Illinois Ag Connection: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee... and Balloons [pdf]
  • engadget: University of Chicago, Cornell researchers develop universal robotic gripper by Donald Melanson [pdf]
  • Robotics Trends: Robotic Gripper Eschews Design Based on the Human Hand [pdf]
  • Gamma Squad: VERSATILE GRIPPER MADE FROM STUFF IN A KITCHEN [pdf]
  • Loves Robots: Coffee grounds + balloon = robot hand [pdf]
  • Let's Make Robots: Creative and Versatile Means of Robot Gripper [pdf]
  • Communications of the ACM: Robotic Gripper Runs on Coffee . . . and Balloons [pdf]
  • boingboing: Robotic hand attains sensitivity and strength with coffee grounds and balloons by Cory Doctorow [pdf]
  • Homeland Security Newswire: Robotic attachment uses balloon, coffee to grasp objects [pdf]
  • Innovations report: Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons [pdf]
  • Med Gadget: Universal Coffee-filled Robotic Hand [pdf]
  • Make: Excerpt from intersystem comm logs, 2025 [pdf]
  • Tech Infected: Robot Gets Gripping Power From Ground Coffee [pdf]
  • Zmarter: robot gripper made from coffee grounds and balloon [pdf]
  • American Scientist: Robots Can Use Coffee as a Picker-Upper [pdf]
  • Make Club: Robot gripper uses coffee to pick up anything [pdf]
  • Gearfuse: DARPA-made Robot is Basically a Balloon Filled with Coffee Grounds [pdf]
  • Science Technology Blog: Robotic gripper runs on coffee … and balloons [pdf]
  • TekGek: Balloon Plus Coffee Grounds Equals Versatile Robot Gripper [pdf]
  • Coffees Bar: Ground coffee helps robot get a grip [pdf]
  • Blogo Wogo: Robot gripper uses coffee to pick up anything [pdf]
  • Scientific Computing: Robots can use coffee as a picker-upper [pdf]
  • CBC News: Fingerless robot 'hand' grips almost anything [pdf]
  • TOXEL: Universal Robotic Gripper [pdf]
  • The Cornell Daily Sun: Researchers Use Coffee to Build Robotic Arm by Colin Raymond [pdf]
  • Gather: An uplifting technological breakthrough by Dennis O'Reilly [pdf]
  • Kelowna: Fingerless robot 'hand' grips almost anything [pdf]
  • Selected Science News: BALLOON FILLED WITH GROUND COFFEE MAKES IDEAL ROBOTIC GRIPPER [pdf]
  • We Interrupt: Robots don’t need no stinking thumbs, just a rubber sack of ground coffee [pdf]
  • Gizmodiva: Coffee bean balloon makes up a robotic hand [pdf]
  • Tech News: Ground coffee + party balloon = robot gripper [pdf]
  • designboom: robot gripper made from coffee grounds and balloon [pdf]
  • Findtut: Ground coffee + party balloon = robot gripper by Sushil Choudhary [pdf]
  • Science 2.0: This Robot Runs On Coffee And Balloons [pdf]
  • ScienceNews: FOR KIDS: Coffee gives robots a grip By Stephen Ornes [pdf]
  • Process Online: And you thought coffee was for drinking! [pdf]
  • Science News for Kids: Coffee gives robots a grip by Stephen Ornes [pdf]