Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory, the same folks that developed the pitcher 'bot in last week's baseball-playing tandem, have also developed an incredible robotic hand can bounce balls at furious speed, toss and catch cylindrical objects in a standing upright position, and even twirl a rod between its fingers as easily as a person plays with a pencil.
The high-speed, multi-fingered hand demonstrates dexterity and reaction times which well surpasses those of humans, and also make the robotic pitcher's abilities and lineage much clearer.
Just remember not to challenge a robot with these smoking hands to a duel at Westworld.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.