DARPA shows off its cheap, unstoppable robot hand

When the robot hordes rise up to crush us, the metallic hands they use to do it might look a lot like this. DARPA’s three-fingered hand, which looks a lot like something Dr. Octopus might have at the end of his tentacles, is cheap, strong and incredibly durable to boot. All of which are highlighted in a new video.
The team that put the video — and the robot hand — together consisted of researchers from Harvard, Yale and iRobot. Their creation can handle anything from picking up a key and unlocking a door to grasping a knife or needle with which to do you harm. DARPA’s goal, in tackling the creation of such a widely useful hand was function above all else. The result is this hand’s three-fingered design.