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.
This would be good technology for prosthetic limbs.
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Yeah, but who would need to have a prosthetic that moves so fast?
yess who dont like to see this fastest moving Robot. Iam not in a hurry to challange it., not atleast now..
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You wouldn't need one that moves that fast, of course, but at least it paves the way for high mobility and accuracy. Never hurts to go above and beyond and then adapt the technology to what it really needs to do. Great job with this stuff, though.
There is a better video (from ICRA 2009 robotics conference) over on Hizook.com — http://www.hizook.com/blog/2009/08/03/high-speed-robot-hand-demonstrates-dexterity-and-skillful-manipulation