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1. a grasping or clasping.
2. popular term for influenza.
devil's grip epidemic pleurodynia.
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Variant of grippe.
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A gene on chromosome 12q13.13 that encodes a protein which is thought to play a role as a localized scaffold for assembling a multiprotein signalling complex and mediating trafficking of its binding partners at specific subcellular sites in neurons.
GRIP1 interacts with EFNB1, EFNB3, EPHA7, EPHB2, FRAS1, GRIA2, GRIA3, GRIPAP1/GRASP1, KIF5A, KIF5B, KIF5C, PLCD4, PPFIA1, PPFIA4, PRLHR, PTPRF, SLC30A9 and liprins-alpha. GRIP1 can form homomultimers or heteromultimers with GRIP2, and a ternary complex with GRIA2 and CSPG4. It interacts with ATAD1 in an ATP-dependent manner—ATAD1-catalysed ATP hydrolysis disrupts binding to ATAD1 and to GRIA2 and leads to AMPAR complex disassembly.
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An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by influenza viruses; attacks the respiratory epithelial cells and produces a catarrhal inflammation; characterized by sudden onset, chills, fever of short duration, severe prostration, headache, muscle aches, and a cough that usually is dry until secondary infection occurs. The disease commonly occurs in epidemics, sometimes in pandemics; strain-specific immunity develops, but mutations in the virus are frequent, and the immunity usually does not protect against antigenically different strains.
Synonym(s): flu, grip, grippe.
[It. influence (of planets or stars), fr. L. influentia, fr. in-fluo, to flow in]
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With the advancement in technology of end effectors, the market has a surfeit of Grippers suitable for varied tasks.
The acquisition of Purple Robotics means that the Vacuum Gripper will be presented in the United States to robot equipment buyers at the IMTS fair in Chicago September 10-15.
In future, the vacuum pressure is controlled by valves and changing the input vacuum pressure, tabulates and plot the graph of the performance of the vacuum gripper. Best quality of grasping the work piece has been optimized using any one of non-traditional optimization techniques like Particle Swarm Algorithm (PSO), Artificial Bee Colony (ABC), Neuro-Fuzzy and Evolutionary Algorithm (EA).
"The new Bernoulli grippers are made from PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) that is a material suitable for use with foodstuffs, and meets the stringent requirements of hygienic design," says Rainer Mehrer, Chief Executive of FIPA.
Caption: The gripper from a Muller Martini SLS3000 inserting system were on display at its booth at the AmericaEast Media Business and Technology Conference last month.
The 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper - 200 has been designed using feedback from many automation engineers, who were challenged with the processing of a wide variety of large parts and high changeover rates, in industries such as:
Figure 5 shows a schematic diagram of the force components in the strip-type IPMC actuator which is one finger in the four-fingered gripper. We measured the force from the digital balance by varying the distance between the end of the actuator and digital balance.
India, July 5 -- FIPA has launched customized grippers, which are high-speed alternative to classic vacuum cups.
From the results it is obvious that the suction grippers are localized very close to the diagonals of the square because the longitudinal and transverse distance of the suction gripper is approximately the same.
Because the gripper conforms to any shape evenly before the vacuum locks its hold, the device is extremely versatile.
They call it a universal gripper, as it conforms to the object it's grabbing rather than being designed for particular objects, said Hod Lipson.
GORILLA GRIPPER reduces stress and potential injuries to back, shoulders, neck, hands and fingers involved in heavy lifting.