A robotic hand with brains

A robotic hand with brains

Gripping a pencil is not the same as picking up a baseball, especially for robots, which lack the versatility and adaptability of the human body. So Michelle Esponda ’17 (MS) created a prosthetic robotic hand that uses machine learning to identify the proper grasp. She explored this problem in her master’s thesis in biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester.

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—University Communications, January 2018



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