One of the features of the GM/NASA co-development of Robonaut 2, the robotic assistant now residing in the space station, was the grasping capabilities of its hands.
GM has now translated those robotic features to help factory workers reduce gripping and squeezing muscle tension with the use of a robotic glove called Robo-Glove.
Says GM's Marty Linn, “We don't know yet what the best applications will be. Our approach is to try it out on a bunch of tasks and let the operators, who are the real experts, tell us whether it helps or not.”
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