Sign Language Translating Robot Arm

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

A robotic hand that can translate words into sign language gestures for deaf people has been created by scientists.

Named Project Aslan, the 3D-printed hand costs as little as £400 ($560) to make and interprets both written text and spoken words.

The device communicates through ‘fingerspelling’, a type of sign language where words are spelled out letter-by-letter through separate gestures on a single hand.

The robot, which will be ready in five years, could one day be carried around in a rucksack, scientists say.

It could help some of the 70 million worldwide who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with people who don’t know sign language.

A prototype device works by translating text or speech through a computer, though it is hoped the final product will be portable for translations on-the-move.

The Belgian team behind the technology says the ultimate goal is to build a two-armed robot with an expressive face to convey the full complexity of the languages.

Scroll down for video

A robotic hand that translates your words into sign language gestures for deaf people has been created by scientists

Named Project Aslan, the 3D-printed hand costs as little as £400 ($560) to make and converts both written text and spoken words into fingerspelling gestures

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

One comment on “Sign Language Translating Robot Arm

  1. Pingback: Sign Language Translating Robot Arm – USSA News | The Tea Party's Front Page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *