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The Vishnu Vest
For those times when you could really use an extra pair of hands
Have you ever just wanted to reach out and slap someone, but they were too far away? Or, how about defusing a suitcase bomb, or trying to restrain a biting child? An extra pair of powerful limbs would be very handy in such dicey situations.
The Vishnu vest comprises a pair of powerful robot
arms and hands extending from the vest at the waist. These arms are considerably longer than real arms, but otherwise emulate everything the real arms do. They are precisely controlled by instrumented gloves worn on the real hands.
Cut off in traffic? Dont just show the guy the finger. Poke him in the eye with it!
Quite fashionable, actually...
[pluterday, Oct 17 2004]
[phoenix, Oct 17 2004]
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||"restrain a biting child" - they don't have cattle prods where you are...?
||+ if for no other reason than the title. Seems like we've done this before, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
Since the new appendages are robotic, can we install a
small cam on one of the fingertips? That would solve a
peephole issue.. +
||if they emulate what your own arms are doing, wouldn't they just get in the way?
||[po] I couldn't think of how else to control them without resorting to some magic technology like brain reading. And besides, the choreographed movements would be quite lovely.
You are right in that they would limit your motions along the z-axis somewhat. But, as with progressive lenses, you'd get used to it.
[mahatma] Adding the finger cam would be quite useful. I can envision a dentist using this with the little beasties no bitten fingers!