[VIDEO] The Universal Jamming Gripper Robot

The Universal Jamming Gripper robot uses a novel method as the design for an affordable artificial “hand” that can grab and hold on to virtually any tool or object from almost any position. Developed by researchers at Cornell University, the idea is so simple yet effective, you’ll just have to watch the video to believe it. Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the robot hand could one day be used by military and police agencies to conduct delicate tasks such as the safe removal and disposal of explosive devices.