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Video: K-glove developed from space robot


General Motors and NASA used technology from their space-bound Robonaut 2 to create robotic gloves for humans that the companies hope can reduce repetitive stress injuries. The K-glove could assist assembly line workers, astronauts and others who need to grip and release objects repeatedly. Where a worker might need to apply 15-20 pounds of force to hold a tool, the robo-glove could reduce that to just 5-10 pounds.

The two companies said that continuously gripping a tool could cause fatigue in hand muscles within a few minutes.

GM and NASA developed the glove from Robonaut 2, or R2, a robot that resides on the International Space Station and is designed to help astronauts with repetitive or dangerous tasks. It flew into space in late 2011.

The team was quick to show that the glove doesn’t have anywhere near a crushing force that would be dangerous.

Nick Barber, IDG News Service.

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