Now, a long distance handshake that feels like the real thing.
The haptic robotic hand developed by Hideyuki Nakanishi, an associate professor of adaptive machine systems at Osaka University, along with his colleagues Kazuaki Tanaka and Yuya Wada, contains wires pulled by a servomotor, extending and contracting the fingers and thumb, Discovery News reported.
A spring inside the wire generates a constant grip force, while the fingers are covered in urethane gel while the palm has urethane sponge to replicate the feeling of a real human hand.
The researchers have revealed that the system works with two robotic hands and a video teleconferencing system, with each person grasping a haptic robotic hand, which stands in for their own arms. U
Although the robotic hand is warm to the touch, it doesn't transmit sweat. ( ANI )
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