Bionic Handling Assistant
Elephants reaching for hands / electrobrain.. / License
Elephant trunk / Paul Shaffne.. / License
Human-technology cooperation with a compliant robotic assistant.
This arm provides supplemental handling for human directed projects, or can operate on its own in a programmed sequence. Its flexibility and compliance enable uses that are off-limits to traditional metal hydraulic mechanical assistants. A wide range of applications include factory, production, laboratory, and hospital settings. The ultimate goal is to facilitate smooth and intuitive human-technology interaction.
For example of the elephant trunk application, View Video