Category: Leadership in Engineering

Grippy not sticky: Stanford engineers debut an incredibly adhesive material that doesn’t get stuck

A material inspired by the unique physics of gecko fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. 
Photo courtesy of E.W. Hawkes, D.L. Christensen, A.K. Han, H. Jiang, M.R. Cutkosky

  A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos’ fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. By Bjorn Carey | Stanford University News A promising new adhesive material was born out of a scrap. David Christensen, a mechanical engineering graduate student at Stanford, was trimming a […]