Fully-functional robot hand is 3D-printed and won’t break the bank

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Amputees going through the traditional routes for a replacement appendage either have to make do with hook systems developed in the 1940s or pay upwards of USD 10,000 if they want functionality or realistic-looking prosthetics. We've already seen Robohand develop an affordable, open-source prosthetics system, and now the UK's Open Hand Project is doing something similar, with its 3D-printed, robotic hand that retails for under USD 1,000. Having successfully surpassed its funding target on Indiegogo, the group is now working to distribute its first product, the Dextrus, a hand made of electric motors and cables that mimic the abilities of…

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