ASLAN, the robot arm that translates words into sign language for people who are deaf & hard of hearing
March 21, 2018
Scientists have developed a robotic hand that can translate words into sign language gestures for deaf people. The arm is called Project Aslan.
The 3D-printed hand costs less than Rs. 40,000 and it can interpret written text and spoken words.
The device communicates through a sign language type that is known as fingerspelling. In fingerspelling, words are spelled out letter-by-letter through separate gestures on a single hand.
The robot will be ready in five years, say scientists. It can even be carried around in a rucksack.
It has the potential to help 70 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with people who do not know sign language.
The team behind the technology says their final goal is to build a robot with two arms and an expressive face that can communicate the complexity of the languages.
This is low cost robot arm can change the lives of people who use it, once its fully developed.
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