Last week, Soft Robotics Inc. released its mGrip modular grasping system.

The Bedford, Mass.-based company said its “On-demand” system will help soft robotics proliferate and allow users “To build, validate, and install production-ready systems in minutes.”

Soft Robotics designs and sells soft manipulators using patented technology based on research by Prof. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University.

Customers include a major pizza retailer and Just Born Quality Confections, the maker of PEEPS. The mGrip kit allows customers to space the soft fingers as needed.

Although Soft Robotics’ grippers have been developed over several years, mGrip’s modular approach was created in response to customer demand.

“Our customers have asked for the ability to quickly build and deploy our disruptive technology, and we have delivered with mGrip,” stated Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics.

“We launched mGrip to empower all of our customers to build, validate and install their own production-ready Soft Robotics gripping systems in minutes,” Vause said.