Robotic hand made of wires is flexible enough to rotate meditation balls

Baoding balls are two metal balls that are rotated over and over again in one hand for meditation, exercise or rehab purposes. A lot of dexterity and focus and strength is necessary to pull of the rotation. Not everyone can do it! This robotic arm controlled by wires can though. Look at those fake flexible fingers… » 2/17/15 1:06am 2/17/15 1:06am

Robot Hand Can Sense Objects Before Touching Them

Over at Intel's R&D fair, Wired got to play with a robot hand that is able to sense an object it's about to come in contact with before actually touching it. Using electrolocation, the fingertips of the robot hand send out a weak electrical impulse, and approaching objects interfere with that impulse, which allows the… » 6/11/08 11:26pm 6/11/08 11:26pm

Intel's Robot Arms Look With Their Eyes, Not With Their Hands

The problem with robot claws and hands is that they really don't know how hard to grip an object unless they're either pre-programmed or they test out the hardness themselves. The latter isn't a great idea if the object is, say, your arm, so Intel's invented a process to scan the object beforehand with sensors to… » 9/17/07 4:00pm 9/17/07 4:00pm