The Youbionic Double Hands aren’t specifically complex prosthetics, as the existing function is confined to open and closed conditions. Meaning, you can make use of it to grab a person by the collar two-handed or contain a bottle of condiment each, but not for more complex tasks that require specific power over the thumb and fingers. This means you can’t play the piano or use sign language just yet. Do note, the demo video doesn’t really show the robot hands carrying anything, therefore we’re not totally sure if it can even hold a red solo cup, but you can definitely try.
When put on, you manage the opening and closing of a single hand utilizing your forefinger and the other with your ring finger. Meaning you can close one and keep the other open, and sync them to operate in unison. We know, it doesn’t seem so amazing for a robot arm, but it is fascinating for a first-generation apparatus, particularly with the decorative of changing your right hand with a pair of right hands.
The Youbionic Double Hands is quite a limited run item. Therefore, it isn’t mass-produced in a manufacturing plant or workshop. Rather, the majority of the parts utilized in each unit is 3D-printed, from the fitting plate that proceeds top of your hand to specific fingers to the intersections that link them together. It makes use of six Actuonix actuators on every robot hand to go over the open and close series whenever the owners move the respective finger.