• Question: In lecture 2, the robot hand was perfectly synchronise with the control glove- would the robot hand be strong enough to break a hand?

    Asked by harrydean on 12 Jan 2015. This question was also asked by 13jmoore.
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      Joe Myerscough answered on 12 Jan 2015:

      We were a little bit worried about this too!

      All the motors in the hand are quite small, which allows it to have the same dexterity as a human hand but means that it isn’t very strong. It can grasp things tightly, but couldn’t crush your hand. If you did try squeezing somebody’s hand very tightly, the robot hand would break before the human hand!