Biomimetic Lifting Aid
A lifting aid with the strength of an octopus
The natural world is home to an inexhaustible source of knowledge for ground-breaking products. In this project knowledge of octopus suckers was transformed into a biomimetic lifting aid. This helps to move cumbersome objects through creating stable gripping points. The lifting aid anchors itself on rough surfaces and can resist great transverse forces. Just like an octopus.
Tjitte de Wolff
Engineering Technology (ET), University of Twente
Coaches: Emile van der Heide, Matthijn de Rooij, Julia Garde