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Nancy Golden
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Re: Medical crossover apps?
Nancy Golden   4/2/2012 10:38:42 AM
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Ann, I see your point about shoes, but there might actually be a medical application that crosses over. We have a chiropractor friend who is constantly brainstorming ideas for his patients.  He wants to invent shoes for the elderly that will self-adjust as they walk. While grasping is not something I would see as applicable, using tiny servo motors and the associated hardware in a similar fashion to apply force may be a way to manipulate the positioning of the foot in the shoe in a way that adjusts it for proper posture.

I'm with you and bdcst on trying to get those jar lids open!

William K.
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The robo-glove
William K.   4/4/2012 5:44:50 PM
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This is quite an interesting product and it certainly would offer value in many areas aside from automotive manufacturing. The very interesting application that I can see is for it to be used to program a robot hand, used either with or without the rest of the industrial robot. It could be far more flexible than a standard gripper.

Charles Murray
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Re: GM's robo-glove
Charles Murray   4/16/2012 6:22:56 PM
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I think we may have discussed this previously, Rob, but I believe 3M actually had a 10% rule that allowed employees to use 10% of their time to explore their own new ideas. As I recall, the guy who invented Post-It Notes was doing it on his 10% time, so he could create little temporary sticky notes for his Sunday prayer book. That would seem to be time-well-spent for 3M.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: GM's robo-glove
Rob Spiegel   4/17/2012 1:40:09 PM
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Yes, the Post-It Notes is a great 3M story, Chuck. I didn't realize they had a formal policy of 10 percent exploratory work. Google has a similar policy, allowing employees to take 20 percent of their workweek for pet projects.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   4/26/2012 8:34:01 PM
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Yes, I guess it's easy to point to successes such as the Post-It Note and declare that 10% time (or 20% time in Google's Case) is a great idea. But I wonder how often those ideas never see the light of day.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   4/30/2012 12:27:46 PM
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That's a very good question, Chuck. I've never seen any follow-up in how the 20 percent of time is spent at Google. It would be very interesting to see if it pays off.

sensor pro
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Re: GM's robo-glove
sensor pro   3/18/2013 11:35:05 PM
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does anybody know of an activeX controll that looks like a human hand and has controls to mimic various motions on the screen?

 

Thanks

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