Automaton

  • Robotics
  • Medical Robots
  • This is the fifth post in our Startup Spotlight series featuring new robotics companies from around the world. We’re inviting representatives from these startups to describe their technologies and how they see the marketplace. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.

    Researchers have long been trying to build robotic hands that mimic the extraordinary capabilities of the human hand. The goal has been a device with size and weight similar to our own hands, capable of performing multiple grasping motions, and powered by advanced controllers. Such robot hands could help to advance important research areas, such as prosthetics, neural engineering, rehabilitation, humanoid robotics, and human-machine interfaces.

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