The MK-1 Robotic Arm from HDT Global comes from a DARPA sponsored project to create a highly advanced prosthetic limb. The disco dance moves shown at the beginning of this video show off the impressive dexterity of the modular servo units that comprise the MK-1 Robotic Arm.
Hosted by: Bill Wong Videography by: Curtis Ellzey Edited by: Curtis Ellzey
ctphillips commented on February 05, 2014
It's been three years since I've seen this video and I'm still blown away by it. I don't think any other robotics company is developing anything nearly as exciting as HDT Global. The simple modular design is absolutely the way forward. When I see Boston Dynamics' robots they appear far more complex, expensive and difficult to build and service. And yet, BD gets all the media attention and Google financing. Google's aspirations in this market would be far better served by the HDT technology in my opinion.
bwong789 commented on August 24, 2011
The force feedback servos are neat. I've seen movements like this with robotic arms that do not have this feature and you would not want to come within five feet of it. In theory, this one can detect when it hits an object so you might get a bruise but not lose an arm.