Having witnessed the myriad delights of Robosapien 2 yesterday, we thought we'd seen it all. We hadn't. Not by a long chalk. Scientists at Southampton Uni have come up with a life-like robotic hand, you see, which offers help for those who've lost a hand due to accident or illness.
The hand uses six motors and gear sets, allowing individual control of each finger and the thumb, replicating the abilities of a real hand. The Remedi use a dinky processor unit, to allow it to communicate with muscles in the arm. Once equipped with a Remedi-Hand, patients will be able to manipulate it in a similar way to the original extremity.
Thanks to the opposing thumb, users can make their Remedi-Hand grip objects in the same way as a real hand, like the baked bean can you see above. We love beans, we do…
Check out more info on the BBC website.