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[Blastr]Inventors risk robot uprising by creating real-life Terminator hand

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Does this photo look familiar? If you're thinking "That looks like the hand from Terminator 2, perhaps a prototype for the movie," you'd be wrong.
Designers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in Germany (DLR) have just built a working robot hand. And it's one of the toughest robot hands currently made.
Wired writes that the hand is capable of:

...http://blastr.com/2011/01/terminator-hand-is-faster.php


Skynet!
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You know, Human Augmentation would really benefit for things like this, help replace missing limbs and such. Other than that....

Robot Domination...
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What a stupid title. They act as if it's the first ever robotic limb that looked remotely similar to the Terminator limb.
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I'd gladly cut my hand off to have one of these instead
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Versa View Post
You know, Human Augmentation would really benefit for things like this, help replace missing limbs and such. Other than that....

Robot Domination...
But how would it be powered? Sure not by human muscle that it might connect to somehow. And how much does it weigh? Probably a lot more than a human arm.
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I always knew those Germans would be the end of us...
jk

Hopefully we'll find a way to power them biologically? lol, that'd be an great step
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post #7 of 31
it is funny because it was the Germans who made one first.
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I want this same limb made out of carbon... That way they can engineer it to be the same weight as my other arm for balance or lighter; it'd also be indestructible.

It can be powered a small electric generator that use "hydroelectricity" produced by the blood flow in my veins.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
it is funny because it was the Germans who made one first.
no no, it's "zee Germans".
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I just love the way that article was written.

Basically all humanity has to do is to halt the release of a civilisation crushing AI complete with bulletproof robots until we have the technology to combat it. Such as lasers...
Edited by Eskanasi - 1/27/11 at 9:47pm
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