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These robot tendons are surprisingly effective

Through the use of metal tendons, this robot hand makes light work of Baoding balls

Chris Smith | Feb 21, 2015 at 1:56 am CST (0 mins, 40 secs time to read)

Designed to mimic the human hand, this robot device with tendons can rotate two Baoding balls with ease - simulating the same process completed by your body.

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We're told by Gizmodo that this task isn't exactly easy for just anyone to complete, further adding to the complexity displayed within this exercise. Most robots are clunky and stiff in their movements, however through the use of human-like tendons, this simulation is able to make light work of this difficult and nimble task.

Created through an extensive process, first the researchers created a dummy hand, then tracked and measuring six separate hand poses in which were used to rotate the ball, finally designing this tendon system to control the fake hand.

The project has been published and is viewable in this Wikipedia-like page.

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Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:45 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCE:gizmodo.com.au
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