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Thought-Controlled Robotic Hand

Pierpaolo Petruzziello now temporarily has something that Luke Skywalker had in Star Wars - a thought-controlled robotic hand.

During a one-month experiment, he learned to control the hand with his mind and said it felt like his lost limb had grown back.

He said: "It's a matter of mind, of concentration. When you think of it as your hand and forearm, it all becomes easier."

Petruzziello learned to wiggle the robotic fingers independently, clench a fist, grab objects and make other movements.


(Thought-controlled robotic hand video)

Consider the robotic hand that Luke Skywalker gets in Star Wars after an argument with his father.


(Luke Skywalker tests his new bionic hand)

Here's a question for Mr. Petruzziello and his roboticists and physicians: why make do with a regular-sized hand when you can have a GIANT robotic hand?

Via The Sun.

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