This new type robotic glove named as the “Teacher” is there to teach you how to make drawings by improving your drawing skills. It can be worn on your hand and it forces your hand to perform the movements that are necessary to perform a good drawing. After some training sessions your hand would develop the required muscle memory to perform these movements that are necessary to make them free-hand.
This glove is the result of the MS thesis of Saurabh Datta from the Institute of Interaction Design Copenhagen. At the beginning, the intention of Datta was to make a glove that could help you play Piano. But now with improvements and refinements she is able to make a robotic glove that can help people without or rudimentary prior drawing experience to improve their drawing skill by simple repetition of movements. After some training sessions, the muscle memory is trained enough that it can make those movements without the need robotic glove.
The glove itself has no creativity. But, once the glove trains you to make those drawing movements, then it is possible for you to use these improved drawing lines in the creation of what you want to draw and what is visually as well as aesthetically appealing to the viewers.
As far as the commercial launch of this glove is concerned it would still require time and improvements. As far now, this glove is only in prototype stage. Basically, the purpose of Datta’s project was to study the interaction between the human beings and the robots. Furthermore, on the downside the test subjects that tested the glove found that it was discomforting to be forced by glove to draw something as they their mind was constantly fighting against the haptic feedback.
It is hoped that Datta’s research work would help in designing the future robotic feedback training systems but for now this technology can only be used by persons have the passion to try this new technology to learn something challenging.