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Slideshow: Robotic Hands Mimic Humans

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/21/2014 12:46:46 PM
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As it turns out, developing robot hands for amputees and others with hand/arm problems is a somewhat different set of design problems from developing them for industrial uses. We've covered a few of those in DN.



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Cabe Atwell   5/18/2014 6:10:33 PM
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This would be great if they could adapt it for use with amputees. 

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Ann R. Thryft   3/27/2013 2:36:15 PM
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Greg, I agree about the new tactile abilities. They're considered part of the leading edge of robotic hand design.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/26/2013 11:48:35 AM
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Thanks, Chuck. I was surprised at the delicacy that one is capable of.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/26/2013 11:47:53 AM
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Thanks for the link Elizabeth. That reminds me of the ABB robot arm painting people's dreams--actually, taking sensor data of sleeping people: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=254180

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Elizabeth M   3/26/2013 9:20:17 AM
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Your comment, Ann, makes me think about how much we can learn about human movement in the development of robots...even as engineers mimic human movement to develop robots. I would have never looked at the pinky quite that way, but it's true, isn't it?

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Elizabeth M   3/26/2013 9:03:57 AM
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It's pretty incredible, isn't it, Chuck? We don't often think of robots creating art, mostly just performing mechanical tasks. So it's interesting to see a robot taking a different tack to do something purely for the sake of beauty. And not so scary, though, if you think that ultimately a human did create all of that! Funny, though, how we think of robots as their own, autonomous beings, and forget sometimes humans are behind them (in terms of programming, development etc.).

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Charles Murray   3/25/2013 9:03:14 PM
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GTOlover: When I think of the importance of a pinky on a robot, I always think of the scene from the movie Jurassic Park, where the robotic hands gently lift and re-position the dinosaur eggs. Pinkies definitely have an important role in minimizing handheld forces.

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Charles Murray   3/25/2013 9:00:09 PM
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That's an amazing video, Liz. It's scary in a way, too, because the ability to understand and appreciate beauty has always been one of those characteristics that we consider uniquely human.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/25/2013 4:25:49 PM
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Thanks for the link ScotCan. We'll consider that one for inclusion in a future slideshow.

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