So soft, so gentle

Watch This Very Gentle Robot Pick Out A Ripe Tomato

Our future robotic overlords will at least have a soft touch.

Scientists at Cornell University developed a robotic hand that’s made of soft silicone, and filled with “optical waveguides.” These brightly-colored LED components are made up of optical fibers and photodetectors.

Along with other factors that typically trip up the world of soft robots, this bot’s relatively simple fabrication and low cost could shape—oh, so gently shape—the world of prosthetic hands and limbs.

Read more on Motherboard, here.

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