Soft Robotics Inc. is leveraging its novel elastomeric robotic actuator technology to enable industrial robotics to interact with objects of varying size, shape, and weights and objects that are easily damaged. The ability of the companys technology to solve the critical challenge of adaptability and flexibility in robotics is allowing automated packaging and handling of the most delicate items in agriculture and other food markets. In a short time, Soft Robotics have automated tomato sorting and repacking, proven out the ability to package everything from strawberries to mushrooms, and enabled grocery order fulfillment. Ultimately, Soft Robotics technology will enable robotic automation to address the labor shortages in fruit and vegetable packaging, bring the most adaptable robotic tooling to automate grocery order packing and fulfillment, and demonstrate early technology readiness for harvest and in the field handling fruits and vegetables.

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