Give Danger The Finger (From A Safe Distance) With New Robot Hand

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Give a hand to our new robot overlords. This robot hand responds to the glove-wearer's movement exactly, allowing a bomb disposal expert to defuse a bomb from yards away, says Rich Walker with the Shadow Robot Company.

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The robot hand was just one of the innovations on display at the Ministry of Defence's Center for Defence Enterprise today in Oxford. Walker told the Guardian:

It could be attached to a robot and used in difficult, dirty and dangerous places where you don't want to go but have to. The idea is that you can operate the hand in shirtsleeves without having to wear heavy bomb disposal body armour.

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Illustration for article titled Give Danger The Finger (From A Safe Distance) With New Robot Hand


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Anekanta
Anekanta - spoon denier

They say idle hands are the hippy's playthings...

On a more serious note: Does the glove give force feedback so you can feel what you're doing?