Robonaut 2, NASA’s five-year-old collaboration with automaker GM, has generated a prototype Human Grasp Assist device, or Robo-Glove, that shows promise as an aide to manufacturers and their workers by lowering the risk of costly repetitive-stress injuries as well as to spacewalking astronauts by enhancing their grip. The sensor- and actuator-laced gloves that stretch from the finger tips to the elbow of the wearer also may help humans with nerve damage regain use of their hands, says ...


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