Advances in robotics

I’m definitely a sucker for advanced embedded systems … and what’s a cooler application of embedded systems than robots … robots … and more robots!

Technology has advanced in great bounds and leaps in recent years, and the sensors on these robotic hands are a testament to these amazing advances.  Incorporating a wide array of sensors from visual sensors to tactile sensors, these robotic hands have the ability to utilize the input data, and be able to process and react to the information in 1/10th of  a second.  This means it can actually dribble a  ping-pong ball, spin a pen, throw a ball, tie knots, grasp a grain of rice with tweezers, and toss/ re-grasp a cellphone all at high speed and accuracy.

Check out the video below to see these hands in action!  Definitely quite a bit more impressive than my college auto-tracking ultrasonic sensor fan. 🙂

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