A prosthetic hand is about more than just improving the wearer’s physical capabilities. It’s also about improving their self-confidence. So Open Bionics has teamed up with Disney to realise some very cool designs.
On their own, the individual components of the robot are basically just dumb pieces of steel. But using the magnetic field of an MRI machine, they can be manipulated and guided into doing very specific things.
A snakebot recently crawled up my leg. The engineers sort of grinned while I grimaced. I expect most robots to destroy me, but these snakebots are designed to do the opposite. And they could change robotics as we know it.