Namiki Lab air hockey robot can play with strategy (w/ Video)
Gravity and the robot satellite attitude problem
Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Jo ...
Cockroach inspires robotic hand to get a grip
No one thinks twice about picking up a cup of coffee, but this task has vexed robots for three decades. A new type of mechanical hand developed by researchers at Harvard and Yale promises to solve this problem. ...
Robotic Hand That Senses Touch (w/ Video)
DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost
Robots to the rescue: Conference showcases new machines designed to improve everyday life
In the past, robots were designed for factories. Americans became upset when they lost jobs on the production line to mechanized arms that could do more work in less time—without salaries, health insurance, ...
DARPA robotic hand prototype shows advanced moves (w/ video)
Robohand uses 3D printing to replace lost digits
Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects
(Phys.org) -- When Cornell engineers developed a new type of robot hand that could pick up oddly shaped objects it presented a challenge: It was easy for a human operator to choose the best place to take h ...
Lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand can disable IEDs (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video)
Robot hands gain a gentler touch
(Phys.org) —What use is a hand without nerves, that can't tell what it's holding? A hand that lifts a can of soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes it in the process?
Robot hand wins at rock, paper, scissors every time (w/ Video)
Scientists: Man controlled robotic hand with thoughts
(AP) -- A group of European scientists said Wednesday they have successfully connected a robotic hand to an amputee, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb and control it with his thoughts.