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Climb 5.13...with a robo-glove!

Postby blazin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:09 pm

A robotic glove developed by General Motors and Nasa will let workers and astronauts grip tools for longer, with less force and more comfortably.

It’s a spin-off of Robonaut 2: a humanoid assistant that’s currently working on the International Space Station. R2 has a life-like hand with sensors, actuators and tendons in his fingers, which offer him greater level of dexterity and force.

The team recycled those bits and put them in a wearable glove. So, if the finger-tip pressure sensors detect that the user is grasping a tool, tendons automatically retract, pulling the fingers into a gripping position and holding them there until the sensor is released.


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