This article provides an overview of the operational strategies adopted in microgrippers design. The review covers microgrippers
recently proposed in Literature, some of which have been systematically presented in a companion paper, where their topological, kinematic and structural characteristics are discussed. In the present contribution the prevalent actuation methods and the operational aspects are discussed: the tip displacement, the tip force, the actuation voltage and the amplification factor are the reference parameters that are adopted to compare the different types of actuation and operational strategies. In addition, the control strategies and control algorithms currently adopted are reviewed.