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A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp #Robotics

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Firm but gentle is an oxymoron but its also what makes human grip so unique. A team out of the University of Buffalo are working on creating an more human robot grip.

Via TehcXplore:

One characteristic that allows us to perform a variety of tasks is the ability to alter the firmness of our grip, and University at Buffalo engineers have developed a two-fingered robotic hand that shares this trait.

Such grippers would be a valuable asset for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging and other industries, says Ehsan Esfahani, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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