Designing an Artificial Hand with ‘Smart Metal Wires’

Photo Credit: Oliver Dietze

Photo Credit: Oliver Dietze

Engineers at Saarland University and the Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology (ZeMA) have taken a leaf out of nature’s book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications and novel prosthetic devices. Read More →