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Behold: Jeff Bezos Just Showed off a Pair of Huge Mecha-Hands

June 6th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Robots & Machines
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Giant Mecha-Hands

Amazon CEO and tech-billionaire Jeff Bezos just demonstrated a pair of massive robotic arms and hands at this year’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, an event hosted by Bezos himself.

In a video uploaded to Twitter, Bezos can be seen operating two robotic, remote-controlled hands.

Cyborzos

Bezos manages to pick up a plastic cup and stack it on top of a tower of other cups. But the Rubik’s cube next to the cups remained unsolved.

“No thank you, I can’t even do that with my hands,” you can hear Bezos say in the video.

Shadow Robot

The hands were built by motion tracking and telerobotics company HaptX in collaboration with robotics company Shadow Robot. Other than the robotic hands, HaptX has been developing a pair of VR gloves that gives their wearer a sense of “realistic touch.”

Amazon’s re:MARS conference focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Some of the biggest names in tech are attending the event, including “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr. and Marc Raibert, CEO of Boston Dynamics.

READ MORE: Jeff Bezos took to the controls of some ‘weirdly natural’ giant robot hands, but could not solve the riddle of a Rubik’s cube [Business Insider]

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