Gecko gripping technology was originally developed in NASA's laboratories as a tool for collecting defective satellites and other space debris, as well as for applications on the International Space Station. After these early years in space, the Gecko Gripper is now used for more earth-bound purposes - gently picking up items with a smooth surface or items with holes in the surface that cannot be picked up with a traditional vacuum gripper.
The Gecko Gripper uses millions of micro hairs that attach to a surface using powerful van der Waals forces - just like climbing geckos. As in nature, the Gecko can grip and lift any flat and smooth surface without requiring compressed air or any other external force. Simply with the easy gripping technology for Pick & Place applications. Since the Gecko lifts without compressed air or any other external force, you have a more efficient and cheaper solution.