Scientists create robotic arm which translates words into sing language

SWNSPublished: March 19, 2018
Published: March 19, 2018

Scientists have created a robotic arm to translate spoken words into sign language gestures so that deaf people can understand what is being said.

ASLAN stands for Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node - and the robot can be 3D printed from 25 pieces of plastic, meaning it costs as little as £400 to make.

The robot is called ASLAN and works by receiving information from a local digital network, then checking for updated sign languages from all over the world.

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