Researchers want to grow human tendons on an incredibly advanced robotic hand

MjcyMDE4NAResearchers created a robot hand that is so accurate it has almost the same dexterity as a human hand.

That alone is enough to improve the motion capabilities in prosthetics in a way that has never been seen before. But the researchers plan on taking the project even farther by growing human tendon and tissue on the robot hand.

That would mean people could have an entirely new hand, human skin and all, if their hand were to be lost in an accident.

“We are very optimistic about this concept and we are looking forward to making this happen as soon as possible,” Zhe Xu, a postdoctoral associate at Yale who co-led the creation of the robot hand, told Tech Insider.


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