Intel researchers give robotic hands more sense

Darren Murph
D. Murph|09.18.07

Sponsored Links

Darren Murph
September 18, 2007 12:07 AM
In this article: intel, pre-touch, sense, sensor, sensors, touch
Intel researchers give robotic hands more sense
While robotic hands typically have no trouble demolishing objects they grab, Intel researchers are looking to make these stereotypically brawny gizmos a bit more sensitive. The technology, dubbed pre-touch, incorporates sensors into a mechanical hand, which enables it to scan objects before it grabs them and react accordingly. Notably, the goal is to "improve the ability of robots to grasp objects in unstructured human environments," potentially making them more useful in the home. Go on, check out the video below -- it won't pinch.

[Via The Raw Feed]
Read - Robots that sense before they touch
Read - Pre-touch video demonstration
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Popular on Engadget