Lighter, cheaper robotic hand grabs more like the real deal

CNET | 5/10/2018 | Amanda Kooser
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The Hannes hand is a step forward for robotic prosthetics.

We've seen a lot of advances in robotic hands over the last few years, from a prosthetic with a sense of touch to a hand with a camera on board. But cost and weight are two critical factors when it comes to wider adoption of bionic hands. The new Hannes hand from researchers in Italy addresses both issues.

Developers - Hannes - Press - Conference - Rome

The developers unveiled Hannes during a press conference in Rome on Thursday. Marco Zambelli, a retiree who has been testing the prosthetic hand, has been able to use it to drive, operate carpentry tools, hold playing cards and grasp cash from an ATM.

The AP reports Hannes...
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