Japanese Scientists Create Robot Hand for Remote Hand Shaking

Posted on March 28, 2012

Japanese scientists at Osaka University have created a robot hand so people can shake hands with someone remotely. The robot hand communicates grip force, body temperature and touch. The creators are considering building telepresence robots with the robot hand so they can shake hands with people.

The creators of the robot hand say, "People have the preconceived notion that a robot hand will feel cold, so we give it a temperature slightly higher than skin temperature."

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