Developed by Bilge Jacob Christiansen and Ebbe Overgaard Fuglsang back in 2015, the electrical RG2 gripper has quickly made an impact on the emerging global market of collaborative robots, also called ‘cobots’. The key ambition behind the development of the gripper was to provide a cable-free gripping solution without the complications of traditional pneumatic grippers, explains head of sales in Europe, Kenneth Bruun Henriksen. “The idea was to create a flexible gripper that would be able to handle different sizes, objects and weights. Unlike the majority of the existing, usually very complex, grippers on the market, which need extensive wiring and external air supply, it was to be simple to install and operate.”