Researchers have created an anthropomorphic robot hand that can endure collisions with hard objects and even strikes from a hammer without breaking into pieces and looks worryingly similar to that of a Terminator from the films.
The team at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have recreated the shape and size of a human hand, with five articulated fingers powered by a network of 38 tendons, each connected to an individual motor on the forearm. Watch the video after the jump.
The robot hand is capable of applying 30 Newtons of pressure and its joints can spin at 500-degrees per second.If thats not enough if it tenses the springs joined to the tendons first, and then releases that energy, the joints can reach 333 RPM a rotation of 2000-degrees per second.
Via Gadget Lab