HEALTHBEAT: Scientists add sense of touch to robotic hand, a step to more lifelike prosthetics

  • by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 7:10 PM

WASHINGTON — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.

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