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Robot lends a literal helping hand

Researchers focus on collaborative assistance

A high-speed camera helps the robotic hand to keep the board level.

TOKYO -- University of Tokyo researchers have developed a robotic hand that can coordinate movements with a person to carry objects like boards that an individual would have difficulty with alone.

Using a high-speed camera, the system adjusts the robotic hand to keep the load level during transport, acting as if following the human partner's arm movements.

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