Posted: March 31, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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A group of engineers at Osaka University in Japan have developed a robotic hand that can replicate the grip, texture and temperature of a human hand. DigInfo reports that the device is made of silicone rubber and sponge to simulate human skin and muscle, and a film heater is used to warm it up to body temperature. This robot could be used to mimic a human handshake from a distance, for example during video-conferencing. Take a look at the robot hand in the video below: (via Japanese Robot Can Perfectly Mimic A Human Handshake [Video] @PSFK)


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