Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute developed a hand-held input device which can easily control a six joint robotic arm. Visitors to the Sensor+Test exhibition will be presented with a unique opportunity to control the industrial robotic arm themselves next month. When the users move the hand holding the device, the robot emulates their movement. This is achieved by integrating different sensors in the new device including specail inertial sensors.
TFOT covered several related robotic technologies including Justin – humanoid robot which catches with two hands, FRIDA the robot that will make your gadget and a kitchen cleaning robot which can perform up to 40% of the common household chores.