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Robot Finger Does What Your Finger Can't

This will enable robots to arbitrarily alter the orientation of objects that they've grasped without having to set the object down,manipulateit, and re-grasp it, making grasping tasks as a whole easier and much more efficient.

The only problem remaining is to figure out how to keep the fingers in contact with an irregular object as the fingers move it around, but the researchers are working on some creative ideas involving surrounding the fingers withdeformablesacks filled with some sort of viscous fluid.

Maybe what'll happen is that in order to get a gig as a pitcher, humans will need to have theirreal fingers surgically replaced with Omni-Fingers in order to have any hope of keeping up with the robots.