What is ElectroAdhesion

ElectroAdhesion is a effect of adhesion produced by an Electrostatic field.  

You would have noticed how pieces of paper adhere to a glass rod or ruler which has been rubbed against a piece of cloth.  Electroadhesion can cause sheets of paper to adhere to one another.

Eletroadhesion is also put to use in printers where the paper is moved using this effect. Eletroadhesion is also used in robotics where tiny robots can be made to climb a vertical surface using electroadhesion.

Electroadhesion can be used as an alternative to vacuum suction in certain situations.

Electroadhesion sheets have been developed which can be used to hold products.  These sheets find application in industries in conveyors and in stackers.