July 30, 2014 AT 11:30 am
Robot gives you two more fingers #WearableWednesday
New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers.
Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand.
The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed “supernumerary robotic fingers,” or “SR fingers,” consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion.
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