Festo ExoHand Lets Wearer Control Robotic Hand and Feel What the Robot Grasps

Apr 24 • Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, robotics • 2060 Views • No Comments on Festo ExoHand Lets Wearer Control Robotic Hand and Feel What the Robot Grasps

The Festo ExoHand is an exoskeleton that can be worn like a glove. The operator’s hand movements are recorded and transmitted through to the robotic hand in real time. The ExoHand also uses force feedback, so the human operator feels what the robot grasps and can thus grip and manipulate objects from a safe distance without having to touch them. Dr. Eberhard Veit, chairman of the Management Board of Festo AG, is pictured wearing the ExoHand in the photo above. Take a look:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcTL7Hig8h4

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