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Guide robot steers with a tender touch

发布时间:2019-03-02 04:01:01来源:未知点击:

BEING held in a robot’s steely grasp need not be as uncomfortable as it sounds. Previous attempts to use robots to guide limbs have required the person concerned to be strapped to them. Now a team at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, is developing a human-sized machine which is able to lightly hold a person’s forearm and steer them in the appropriate direction. The team has equipped the robot with a camera at neck height that detects the person’s position. A sensor on its palm guides its movements as it reaches out to touch the person’s forearm,