Robots & Machines

New Cyborg Roboglove Will Give You Superhuman Strength

When you need only one part of the body to be strong.

Jelor GallegoJuly 14th 2016

Now it seems like you won’t need a whole exosuit to lift heavy objects. You’ll just need a glove.

General Motors had revealed that it is partnering with Swedish med-tech company Bioservo to create the RoboGlove, a power-assisted gauntlet for factory workers.

The basis for RoboGlove has actually come from a previous GM partnership: Robonaut, the ISS humanoid robot made through a NASA-GM collaboration. Now, Robonaut’s strength and grip has allowed the development of this glove.

The RoboGlove uses leading-edge sensors, actuators and tendons that are comparable to the nerves, muscles, and tendons in a human hand. This technology allows Roboglove to operate tools designed for humans, and achieve unprecedented dexterity.

“Combining the best of three worlds – space technology from NASA, engineering from GM and medtech from Bioservo – in a new industrial glove could lead to industrial scale use of the technology,” said Tomas Ward, CEO of Bioservo Technologies in a press release.

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