Ruth Assists Ford by Feeling
Ruth, a Robotized Unit for Tactility and Haptics, has been used by Ford in their research center in Germany to help develop better vehicles. Engineers taught her to "feel" what humans like with sensitive fingers and so that she can predict what new components will be desirous to them. Ruth has worked on operation of switches and textures of material. The center claims the recent attempt at developing a better steering wheel ended up with a 92% accuracy of judging what humans would prefer.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 26, 2011 11:03 AM