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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To learn how you can support science, technology, and women in STEM, contact Eric Brandt ’83, Executive Director of Advancement for the Hajim School, at (585) 273-5901.


—University Communications, January 2018



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