July 18, 2014 | Pippa

I'm forever saying I could do with an extra pair of hands. But how about a couple of extra fingers?

Scientists at MIT have developed a new robotic system that fits to your wrist and gives you two extra fingers. They claim it will help you perform tasks one-handed where usually you need two hands.

At the moment it's really bulky and needs lots of further development, but I'd be very interested in giving it a go. Think how much more productive you could be...


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The finger robot could hold your mug while you stir your tea.


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3 comments on 'Finger robot can give you a hand'

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March 2, 2015 at 18:37

Yes, I think it would come in handy. Could someone give me 2 helping fingers? : )p


September 14, 2014 at 12:53

it coud REALLY help in gaming!!!!!!

Henrietta Federer

July 23, 2014 at 13:30

This is perfect for holding many tennis balls in one hand

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