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Video: Lightning-fast robot hand


August 31, 2009
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Researchers from the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory at the University of Tokyo presented the video of a high-speed robotic hand at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. The laboratory’s website has many more videos related to this project, called Sensor Fusion.

The video shows the manipulator dribbling a ping-pong ball, spinning a pen, throwing a ball, tying knots, grasping a grain of rice with tweezers, and tossing and catching a cellphone. “These videos show that high-speed sensor-motor fusion has great potential to produce new control strategy and new robotic skills,” the narrator says.

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