Researchers built an artificial hand so agile and graceful, it’s lifelike

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed what might be the most sophisticated artificial hand. The hardware hand shows off its impressive dexterity by counting its fingers with inhuman speed.More Machines may be snatching jobs from Wall Street offices and manufacturing factories, but not every employee should worry about automation. There’s certain work robots simply can’t accomplish, such as any task that demands a sensitive and dexterous touch. So, although machines can analyze stock markets and assemble SUVs, few can hold a pencil or twirl it to get a better grip. Fewer still can teach themselves that trick. Related: Watch a giant robotic hand turn a car into mangled steel But a team of researchers at the University of Washington have developed an artificial hand that’s built by robotics and…


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