Seven-years in the making, the SuperHand can be easily used even by people who have undergone bilateral amputation.
In a similar way to animal-assisted therapy, the furry robot responds to each touch as if it were alive, can move its head and limbs and can even imitate the sounds of an infant Harp seal.
A video of the arm at work shows it being able to lift a 7kg dumb-bell and acting like a real human arm, wiggling its fingers and clasping the weight.
The ‘Senster’, one of the world’s first robotic sculptures to be controlled by a digital computer, has gone on display at Warsaw’s Zachęta art gallery.
VIDEO: A portmanteau of 'sensual' and 'monster', the 4.5-metre-long Senster enthralled audiences in the early 1970s, at a time when space exploration and mechanical revolution made anything seem possible.
A tax break for entrepreneurs, that will allow the deduction of 50 percent costs incurred for investments in automation by Polish companies, will total PLN 1.1 billion (EUR 247.2 million) over five years, Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Friday.
Representatives of companies and institutions from several European countries will take part in discussions about the future of robotics and artificial intelligence in Poznań, western Poland, from Thursday to Saturday.
The camp which is run by pharmaceutical company ADAMED has already helped 200 youngsters and seen alumni go on to attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.
The Polish Space Agency (POLSA) has signed a letter of intent for tightening cooperation in space research with the Israel Space Agency (ISA), PAK informed PAP on Thursday.