New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers.
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand â or rather, fingers.
Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around oneâs wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky