I recently heard from Maja kuzmanovic from FoAM. She is working on a project called lyt_A, a distance touch generator that takes the form of a two large 2D array walls of pneumatic actuators, as tall and wide as a person. When someone presses on the actuators on one wall, the corresponding actuators on the other wall push out.
This Shadow Hand is incredibly cool! The tendons are controlled by air muscles, also known as a McKibben actuator.