Jizai Arms

"Doc Ock" becomes a reality. Although it's unclear to me how one would control these arms or if they're functional at all. Brief explanation from the creator's website:

JIZAI ARMS is a supernumerary robotic limb system consisting of a wearable base unit with six terminals and detachable robot arms. The system was designed to enable social interaction between multiple wearers, such as an exchange of arm(s), and explore possible interactions between digital cyborgs in a cyborg society.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu May 25, 2023
     Category: Technology | AI, Robots and Other Automatons

Give one to Ripley. I'd bet that she could figure it out.
Posted by KDP on 05/25/23 at 11:04 AM
I don't know whether to buy a dozen or petition to have them banned globally and the inventor sent to Siberia.

I'm always getting into projects which often require a third hand (or a fourth, fifth, . . .). They wouldn't have to be very strong, just enough to hold a piece up while my real hands hold screw and screwdriver in a situation where tape or clamps aren't appropriate.

But one of my personal life hacks is to not take a cart when I'm going into a store for just one or two items -- when I'm limited to what I can carry, I save a fortune on impulse purchases. If I had eight hands, I'd clear the place out.

Control is quite possible. Just yesterday, "Nature" had an article on a brain-nerve interface working for a man with a spinal cord injury, effectively bridging over the damaged area. Brain to wires should be even easier. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06094-5
Posted by Phideaux on 05/25/23 at 11:09 AM
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