Clapping Robot Hands

Robotic Clappers

I hate robots in general. But whether we like it or not, these pesky machines are destined to become a part of our everyday lives. Twenty years from now, even robots will do your clapping for you.


Masato Takahashi of Japan’s Keio University has created these robotic hands, which can be used as clapping avatars for online viewers who can’t be at the show. The arms are made of aluminum skeleton coated with urethane molds of Takahashi’s own arms.