HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/3  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Tactile Feedback
Ann R. Thryft   5/21/2014 12:46:46 PM
NO RATINGS
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.



Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Tactile Feedback
Cabe Atwell   5/18/2014 6:10:33 PM
NO RATINGS
This would be great if they could adapt it for use with amputees. 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Tactile Feedback
Ann R. Thryft   3/27/2013 2:36:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Greg, I agree about the new tactile abilities. They're considered part of the leading edge of robotic hand design.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Hands
Ann R. Thryft   3/26/2013 11:48:35 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Chuck. I was surprised at the delicacy that one is capable of.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Hands
Ann R. Thryft   3/26/2013 11:47:53 AM
NO RATINGS
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

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3,4 or 5 needed?
Elizabeth M   3/26/2013 9:20:17 AM
NO RATINGS
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?

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Hands
Elizabeth M   3/26/2013 9:03:57 AM
NO RATINGS
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.).

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3,4 or 5 needed?
Charles Murray   3/25/2013 9:03:14 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Hands
Charles Murray   3/25/2013 9:00:09 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Hands
Ann R. Thryft   3/25/2013 4:25:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the link ScotCan. We'll consider that one for inclusion in a future slideshow.

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Tesla Motors might be planning to boost the driving range of its two-seat Roadster to 400 miles.
RFID offers visibility into the plant. What inventory is being consumed? What stuff is being built? What's done and out the door?
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Take a look at the top 20 US undergraduate engineering programs. Then tell us -- did your school make the cut?
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service