New Robot Hand Makes Movies Seem More Likely


Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created an incredibly dextrous robot hand that can move at lightning speed.

One of the many facts of life is that movie robots are much cooler than real robots. Whether it’s Bishop doing his knife trick in Aliens or Data swapping isolinear chips faster than the eye can see in Star Trek, movie robots are almost universally presented as being amazingly fast. Real robots on the other hand, are almost always painfully slow and a little disappointing.

Thank Samus then for Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, who have created a robot hand that allows us to believe that robots will be awesome in the future. The hand is capable of incredible speeds as well as impressive feats of manual dexterity. The narration on the video is a little on the dry side, but it’s impossible to deny how exciting the hand itself is.

Source: Boing Boing

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