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Robot Hand Slideshow

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Shadow Hand

Check out this slideshow of robot hands from Wired. It tracks the evolution of the hand from the first attempts to duplicate the functionality of a human hand, to integration of self-monitoring proprioceptive and sensory capabilities, to replicating the anatomical and physiological structure of the human hand – both in order to better understand the biology, and to accommodate the connection of prostheses. On the way, it becomes obvious what a thing of complexity and beauty the human hand really is.

Comments

  1. #1 wunx~
    September 28, 2008

    Thanks for this one, Jess. It’s fascinating.

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