If there’s one thing Japan exports consistently, and better than the rest of the world, it’s got to be bizarre robots. This one comes to us from Squse, Inc.: it’s the Robot Hand H-Type. The creepy robot looks just like a torso with arms and no head, but it has a gentle touch and apparently aspires to work in a sushi factory.
The robot is made of a polycarbonate skeleton covered with silicon rubber skin. Its movement is freakishly realistic, a fact that’s made even more weird by the lifelike flesh-toned skin. The ‘bot picks up delicate pieces of sushi without smashing them to pieces, and its makers think the hand could be useful for harvesting crops, working in small-batch production and doing various jobs in factories.