The food industry faced challenges in food handling amid the pandemic and thus required more automation using soft robotics. We developed 3D print-in-place, easy assembled, under-actuated soft origami inspired grippers and a legged robot with artificial intelligence capability to grasp various objects under different conditions. The compliance behaviour and object classification aided by artificial intelligence enhanced the grasping performance of soft origami zigzag gripper. The novel design of 3D print-in-place soft origami legged robot is capable of fluid motion and surviving drop test. It is durable, flexible and safe to work alongside humans. We combined robots with soft origami structures, 3D print-in-place technique and artificial intelligence to improve automation in food handling.
Saan Cern Yong
Sheng Ze Yeoh