SHEYENE GERARDI TECHNOLOGIES
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The robotic hand has the flexibility to use human tools and adapt to the task, whether serving as an assistant or stand-in for astronauts during spacewalks or handling tasks too difficult or dangerous for humans. For industrial environments, this dexterity is also a key feature, as it has the flexibility to roll something out, hold a drill, use a pair of wire-cutters, or sort through a bin of parts. In addition, the robotic hand can handle factory work that is ergonomically difficult, repetitious, fatiguing, or unsafe.
Our Human Exoskeleton Robotic Operator helps reduce the grasping force needed to operate tools for an extended time or for repetitive motion tasks. The device allows the user to tightly grip tools and other items for longer periods of time without experiencing muscle discomfort or strain. The HERO also has potential applications in prosthetic devices, rehabilitation aids, and people with impaired or limited arm and hand muscle strength.
Our robotic arms have redundant force sensing, so robots can safely work side-by-side with humans as it is currently doing on-board the International Space Station.
Robots can function autonomously or they can be controlled by direct teleoperation. When functioning autonomously, the robots understand what to do and how to do it based on sensory input. The robot can use its vision, force, and tactile sensing to carry out tasks in real time.