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apresher
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Robotic Hands
apresher   3/22/2013 8:37:29 AM
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Ann, Great slideshow.  What an impressive group of robotic solutions with the singular focus on robotic hands. It's amazing the amount of research and effort going into this area.

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a.saji   3/22/2013 11:30:49 AM
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“It's amazing the amount of research and effort going into this area.” @apresher: Exactly some amazing robotic stuff. I fear that the world might not need humans to do work hereafter. A plus as well as a risk that might hit the world if it not being used properly.

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3,4 or 5 needed?
NadineJ   3/22/2013 12:58:19 PM
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I agree, this is a cool slide show.  And, there have been great advances in dexterity in robotic hands.

I'm curious about research into the number of fingers that are really needed and how the assigned task determines that need. Does a robot need a pinky?

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Charles Murray   3/22/2013 5:23:13 PM
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Great slideshow, Ann. I like the Shadow Roboto Dextrous Hand. Making a robot that can accomplish tasks gently is an art.

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Tactile Feedback
Greg M. Jung   3/22/2013 10:10:09 PM
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I'm especially impressed with the advances in tactile feedback on new designs.  Manipulating delicate objects is an added feat.

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Students of robotics
Measurementblues   3/25/2013 9:16:53 AM
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Last week, I visited Worcester Polytechnic Institute's robotics department. WPI was the firs university in the nation to offer a BS degree in robotics. See my first of two reports in Students Design Robots.

This report looks at the over all program. Tomorrow's will look at a specific project.

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sensor pro   3/25/2013 9:18:13 AM
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Very impressive advances. Did some work many yers ago at the robotics lab at URI. Loved it.

 

Would like to ask if someone knows of an ACTIVE-X comtrol that mimics movements of left or right hand.

Please post a link or info.

Thank you.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/25/2013 11:42:48 AM
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Isn't that true, Chuck? Making robotic movements fluid is still something that engineers need to work on. I saw this recent story that was quite interesting...about a robotic arm that creates delicate art: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671977/watch-delicate-art-made-with-a-massive-robotic-arm#1

 

Great slideshow, Ann!

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ScotCan   3/25/2013 12:53:03 PM
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Where fluidity of movement is concerned Scotland has already developed such a robotic prosthetic. It is surprising that it has not been included in this slideshow since it is the most advanced of all. 

 Http://vimeo.com/17086373

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   3/25/2013 12:59:23 PM
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Thanks, Al. I was surprised at how much work had been done, and how much progress had been made.

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