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Soft Robotics Launches mGrip: an On-Demand, Modular Soft Robotic Kit That Creates Production-Ready Systems in Minutes

January 31, 2019

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2019--Soft Robotics today announced the release of mGrip, the company’s first on-demand, modular automation system. mGrip will enable the rapid proliferation of soft robotics, and allow users everywhere to leverage the company’s patented, award-winning technology to build, validate and install production-ready systems in minutes.

Each kit comes equipped with the components needed to build tools with limitless configurations and spacing options, solving even the most impossible picking challenges. Since its inception, Soft Robotics’ technology has transformed manufacturing for industries that have been excluded from deploying automation due to the limitations of conventional robotic technologies. The company’s revolutionary gripping system has been validated in the most demanding production environments with customers around the world.

Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items with human hand-like dexterity. Leveraging patented material science, Soft Robotics unlocks automation for large meaningful markets and labor-starved industries such as food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, and e-commerce. The company’s durable, factory-validated gripping platform is in production with international customers that include one of the world’s largest pizza retailers, a Fortune 500 consumer products company, and Just Born Quality Confections (maker of PEEPS®).

“Our customers have asked for the ability to quickly build and deploy our disruptive technology, and we have delivered with mGrip,” said Carl Vause, Soft Robotics’ CEO. “As consumers place increasing value on choice, control and convenience, manufacturers are looking for solutions that can facilitate shorter lead times, accelerate new production introductions and simplify the manufacturing of customized products. With just one mGrip kit, you can automate an endless set of applications.”

mGrip is now commercially available for customers seeking to rapidly build and deploy production-ready Soft Robotics’ systems for their picking application. Interested customers can learn more by visiting www.softroboticsinc.com/mgrip.

About Soft Robotics:

Soft Robotics unlocks robotic automation for large, meaningful markets and labor starved industries such as food and beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce. Leveraging patented material science and AI algorithms, Soft Robotics designs and builds automation solutions and soft robotic gripping systems that can grasp and manipulate items with the same dexterity of the human hand. Since the company’s inception, its technology platform has experienced substantial customer validation and adoption, with production installations running 24/7 for Fortune 500 companies and Dow 30 components. For more information, please visit www.softroboticsinc.com or follow the company @SoftRoboticsInc.

PEEPS is a registered trademark of Just Born, Inc.

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CONTACT: Elyse Winer

Company Representative

Phone: (617) 645-5183

ewiner@softroboticsinc.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING

SOURCE: Soft Robotics

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