Robotic hands that can dribble ping pong balls, manipulate tweezers, tie knots, throw and catch things will amaze you in this video (via Engadget).

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bryan kennedy's picture

I love me some robots, don't get me wrong. And I'm hardly one of those chicken little robot apocalypse folk...most of the time. But, am I the only one who finds this kinda scary? Let's just hope they don't put some knives on those finger tips and make an Edward Scissorhands robot.

posted on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 9:19am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Slick. I can't remember where I saw it now, but I recently came across a video of what must have been the same technology, but after they had the hand demonstrate ball-throwing, another robotic arm with a camera sensor would hit the ball out of the air with a little bat. They weren't exactly home run quality hits, but it was still pretty impressive.

Ah. I found it. Here:

PS—When I'm a robotics engineer, all my demonstration videos will end with my robot crushing a replica of a human skull somehow.

posted on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 9:33am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is all crazy amazing, but looks a little wrong to me. the knot tieing could have been better, i was totally confused and did't even get it.

posted on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 4:30pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Me, too, on the knot tying. Befuddling.

posted on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 7:49pm

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