Do you remember the 2004 film I, Robot, starring Will Smith? Its premise centered around robots who’d serve humanity in the year 2035, with their main objective being to keep humans safe. But things turn for the worse when those protective robots turn into to supervillains who are out to enslave the human race. Science fiction film or not, this was the first thing that came to my mind after reading about a very interesting company called MELTIN.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, MELTIN MMI is an expert in R&D and the commercialization of medical devices and avatar robots, using bio-signals to develop bio-signal processing and avatar robot technology—in essence, they develop robots. “MELTIN’s primary aim is to create a new form of evolution that can be felt at an individual level, as a culmination of our long history as a species.” And their first goal was to recreate the hand, defining it as the most intricate portion of the human body.
MELTANT-a, the cyborg model developed by MELTIN, synchronizes with an operator to create motions which are as close to the human hand, adding flexibility, speed, power, durability, and accuracy. MELTANT-a is the only robotic hand that has been able to replicate the speed and movement of the human hand; it can shake a 500 ml bottle containing liquid or support an object 4 kg or more; it’s as strong as the human hand, replicating the same movements like holding an egg without breaking it or picking up a flower petal; the elastic high polymer wires provides high impact resistance as well.
Check it out for yourself.
As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post, I’m not a conspiracy theorist but these subliminal, futuristic messages that have been placed in the media (notably entertainment) need to stop being ignored. The globe has been headed in this direction for awhile now, and I personally don’t see the benefit of it. It’s no secret that the world is over-populated and we’ve been on a collision course with nature for decades, but tell me again how adding robots will be a viable solution? Unless the motive is to eventually replace human beings altogether due to our non-holistic way of living.
Until Next Time…
MELTIN. (n.d.). Retrieved April 28, 2018, from https://www.meltin.jp/en/