Handroid? That’s the problem with marketing these days, it’s so
contrived. Really, Handroid? Awful. But the machine itself—woah! No
wonder Arnie down south is rocking his best me gusta face at the sight
of it. Kidding! That’s a famous scene from T2. Seriously, the Handroid
itself has an eerie similarity to the robot prostheses from the classic
Actually the Handroid from ITK, a tech firm that specializes in
robotic tools, is more an attachment than a prostheses. This means that
the $6,500 Handroid they’re currently hyping is meant for job sites like
construction or engineering. Not sure if it’s modular enough to have
attachments, like laser fingers or a rocket launcher. We’ll stop speculating now.
The Handroid is a remote controlled (via glove) limb that can work
like a precision tool and accomplish challenging tasks. Can it replace a
real hand? ITK are working hard at creating a full blown prostheses.
The Handroid itself won’t go live until 2014 so there’s ample time to
save money. Unless, of course, the machine uprising engulfs the world