Robots are getting closer and closer to the day they can beat us at a thumb war. The folks at Ishikawa Oku laboratory in Japan have developed a high speed robot hand that has more dexterity then the average human. Some day someone is going to be all of these advances in robotics together and make one awesome droid.
The video from Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku laboratory explains all of the science and technology behind this incredible robot hand. It uses a hand with only three fingers to perform its feats. This coupled with high-speed sensors allow it to perform stuff that were previously hard for robots to do. I like how it can actually throw a ball onto a target. With that dexterity and accuracy, I’m sure we’ll soon have robot soldiers.