• Muscle Sensors Allow Robots To Better Cooperate With Humans

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    Georgia Tech muscle sensing robot

    Georgia Tech muscle sensing robot

    Due to health and safety issues, it’s rare to find heavy duty robotic systems working in close proximity with humans but work by the Georgia Institute of Technology is hoping to rectify this.

    By monitoring the human partners muscle movements the robot aims to estimate what the human is trying to do and work with them and not against each other. This is done through wearable sensors which are attached to  the human users forearm which detects the level muscles contraction. At the moment this approach is limited to the forearm and designed to aid in keeping a heavy, unbalanced weight in place, as can be seen in the video below, with hopes to improve this system over time and make it able to work for a wealth of applications.

    Via: Futurity

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