|Jan 12, 2011, 01:55 PM||#1|
Their inspiration came from cockroach legs
I can't resist reporting this article, because it contains this sentence that you don't see very often:
"Surprisingly, Howe said, their inspiration came from cockroach legs."Rather than build a robotic hand that could avoid mistakes while grasping a variety of objects, researchers build one that can correct mistakes on the fly, which is what humans do.
Despite its four-fingered form, the resulting hand has several human characteristics. At rest, its joints are opened from 25 to 45 degrees, and the joints at the base (our palm) are more flexible than the joints of the fingers. Dollar also added sensors to detect when a finger touches an object and the angle of the joints. While the hand automatically adjusts for many small errors, the sensors enable it to compensate for larger miscues.Full article: Cockroach Inspires Robotic Hand To Get A Grip
|Jan 12, 2011, 08:14 PM||#6|
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|Jan 12, 2011, 08:25 PM||#7|
The hand and wrist are massively more complex than that fictional representation.
|Jun 28, 2013, 01:25 PM||#8|
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