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Date:7/23/2008

ll operational range," says van der Smagt.

In the next six months, they will be seeing how well this system can learn to control the arm.

Although he is excited by the group's progress towards a robotic arm and hand with human-like capabilities, van der Smagt remains impressed by what nature has already done.

"It makes one realise that we are still light-years away from achieving what biology has accomplished," he says. "We are definitely not there yet, but we are getting much closer."

Source: Dr. Patrick van der Smagt, DLR, Wessling, Germany

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