When I was growing up, I thought it would be cool to have my very own robot. But as the years went on, I realized that there was a difference between science fiction and science fact. Those lines are getting a little more blurry now with the development of the latest in robotics technology. These hands have only three fingers, yet can do some amazing things, from bouncing balls, spinning pens, tying knots and even doing precise work like picking up small objects with tweezers. There are built in sensors to know how much force is being applied to an object so as not to squish it. The descriptions can get a bit scientific, but the video is amazing.

If I lost my hand in an accident, I'd be first in line signing up for one of these!