27 Apr '12, 4pm

Video Friday: Festo's ExoHand, Russian Robonaut, and Hugvie the Huggable Robot

It's Friday, and as we do most Fridays, it's time to deliver a horse doctor's dose of robot videos straight into your skull. Not that your brain didn't get a healthy amount of robotic juice this week: On Wednesday we had clips showing a robot purposefully cheating and deceiving humans (all in the name of science), and yesterday you saw robots shooting plastic pellets and mini rockets at each other (all in the name of fun). But we're not done, and today we bring you robot videos featuring hands, humanoids, and hugs. Festo , the big German automation-firm-cum-mad-science-lab, is famous for its SmartBird robotic seagull and elephant trunk manipulators , among other things. Last week the company unveiled its latest bionic contraption: the ExoHand is an exoskeleton glove that you can wear to teleoperate a separate robot hand in real time. But the cool part is that the device, p...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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It's Friday, and as we do most Fridays, it's time to deliver a horse doctor's dose of robot videos straight into your skul...

[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

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