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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Robotic Hand from Japan
Credit: ITK, Handroid
Japan-based tech startup ITK http://www.itk-pro.com has developed a advanced robot hand called Handroid, that can be controlled by operators who can control each finger remotely. The Handroid can mimic the operator’s movements, for example in environments where it’s too dangerous to use human hands. At 740g, the Handroid is very light, prompting ITK to look into possibilities to develop a prosthetic hand that could be controlled by brain waves or cerebral nerves.
ITK plans to commercialize the Handroid in about two years for about $6,500 per unit – a very low price for such a device. Check out the demo video below.