More than half the complexity of robots is in the hands

The problem: building human-like hands is beyond the bounds of today’s science, Rose says.

“I think of all of the hands that have ever been built, ours is clearly the best today, but there’s still a big gap between the human hand and what we can build,” he told me recently on the TechFirst podcast. “Actually building a hand that’s like ours is beyond the boundaries of science … it’s not just that Sanctuary can’t do it. It’s that no one knows how to do it.”

The challenges in building a humanoid robot are many.

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