Let’s be honest. There have indeed been a bunch of times when we’ve dearly wished we had more than just two arms. Times like when we’re at the movies, trying to hold on to the popcorn, the nachos, the soda and our smartphones, at the same time. Well, here’s an extra pair of arms you could use, robotic arms to be a little more precise. Created by a group of researchers from MIT, these robotic arms are meant to be strapped on to a user’s back like a backpack.
Called Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs), users can use these extra pair of arms to do a bunch of actions and activities, none of which have been specified till now. Personally, we wouldn’t go picking our nose with the SRLs. The arms use a host of gyros and accelerometers that are to be attached to a wearer’s wrist, enabling the system to recognize the wearer’s actions. We’d love to wear one of these to the grocery store soon!
[Via – Dvice]