If there was one thing we always wanted as kids, it was for girls to talk to us. But second on the list was…turning into Batman. Then…having Hulk Hogan’s muscles. OK, so we never wanted to have robot hands when we were kids, but it doesn’t make the new robot prosthesis that will soon help all those guys with hook-hands pick up the slack any less awesome.
Each finger in this hand has individual motors and several microprocessors designed to figure out when your grip is slipping, and taking a firm grip on whatever object your highly expensive robo-hand is picking up. There is, unfortunately, a total lack of laser pointers, poison tips, or the ability to fire a rocket-powered fist at your honorable opponent, which renders their trade-show video little more than an attempt to make a robot fist forming common hand gestures seem the gritty, “Blade Runner” kind of futuristic instead of the bright and shiny “Lost in Space” kind of futuristic. But at least in the future, it’ll help you avoid embarrassing problems like this.
Trade show goodness after the jump:
[ via MedGadget ]