Look, ma, no hands!

October 23, 2015
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Screengrab/Reuters TV

Sorry, but “I only have two hands” may no longer be a valid excuse to get out of doing things.

Researchers in London have developed an eye-tracking robotic arm that allows users to paint a picture while eating and drinking. The robot detects a user’s eye movement and travels to that spot directly, allowing it to daub a paint brush in paint and then onto a canvas. No word yet on what happens when the robot gets tired of painting all day and turns on its masters.

Ponder the robot apocalypse and read on for more news you may have missed:

 

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