48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2023) - Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury
This project develops a fabric handling gripper using electro-adhesion for compact holding of soft and thin fabric without damaging the fabric. It aims to enhance automation level in garment manufacturing, which remains labour-intensive nowadays.
Electro-adhesive gripper is an ideal solution for fabric handling and manipulation. Fabric delivery occupies about 80% of total production time in garment making. Manual pick-up and delivery of fabrics are still common because of the limitation of existing fabric grippers. To accelerate automation in textile industry and to save production time, electro-adhesive gripper is introduced.