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Why not?

They already have robotic prosthetics that are controlled by pectoral muscle contractions.
Well, controlled by and powered by are two different things. I think he's talking about having the muscles actually connected to and pulling the artificial tendons instead of controlling the motors via their electrical impulses like we have now. It'd take a lot more work, be ridiculously expensive, and have a lot more variability to deal with, which would stunt the availability. Battery powered, muscle controlled is a one size fits all solution.
    
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robot uprising? doubtful...
    
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post #23 of 31
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I'd gladly cut my hand off to have one of these instead
I'd give up my right arm. Sensation in one hand is plenty.

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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.
A lot more weight = all the heavier the blow you could deliver with it.


You remember that scene from I, Robot where Will Smith is getting his butt handed to him after the highway scene? Will seems to be succumbing to the robot, who's wielding a large pole. The robot then damages Will's left arm which is revealed to be a prosthetic. Will then proceeds to smash the robot to pieces.

That's such an "awww snap" moment. I want that.
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5000 faps per second? Ouch. lol
    
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post #25 of 31
cool, i wish i could replace my hand with this and build mini turrets!


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5000 faps per second? Ouch. lol
As an added bonus it's an automatic "stranger".

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cool, i wish i could replace my hand with this and build mini turrets!


I see what you did there.
    
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The material Dyneema melts at only 150 Celcius so that should make ups feel a bit better.

No but that is really cool looking. Now to get it to interface with the brain (being worked on) and we could have some real fun.
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Bow to Skynet!, my 1055T will kill Skynet's virus! mwhahahaha
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The material Dyneema melts at only 150 Celcius so that should make ups feel a bit better.

No but that is really cool looking. Now to get it to interface with the brain (being worked on) and we could have some real fun.
Which means you'll have to be quick if you are trying to pull chicken out of a fryer...

Actually it's not terrible that it's not incredibly high (thousands of degrees). If it melted at too high a temperature you might inadvertently put your fleshy bits in serious danger.

This way you'll still have to wear an oven mit.
    
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I'd give my left hand for one of those!

Wait a minute...
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