Researchers develop robotic 'fingers' that mimic hand movement
July 18 , 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists have developed an extension to the human hand that can help with daily tasks, according to media reports.
The two extra robotic 'fingers' could be used for grasping, thus keeping the hand free for other tasks, researchers said. The extension mimics the hand movement when strapped around the wrist, with the help of sensors.
“You do not need to command the robot, but simply move your fingers naturally,” said Prof Harry Asada of MIT’s Mechanical Engineering department. “Then the robotic fingers react and assist your fingers.”