Let's Make Robots!

David Pogue

Soft Robots:FinGripper (3D printable project?)

Found this video on Dailymotion while watching old episodes of Dr. Who.  There are some interesting ideas about the safety jacket for example, but what really got my attention was the bio-mimicry and soft-gripper design (at about 3:50-4:30)  I"m not sure I see quite how the internal hinges on the finger are connected-they may be fixed and they may be moving along the walls somehow.  It's a fascinating motion to watch.