He managed to play the first level of Super Mario Bros. with a robot hand


The NES controller can be used surprisingly cleverly with a device made with 3D printing.

An interesting discipline is soft robotics, as researchers working in this field are able to create flexible, inflatable robots that are powered by water or even air instead of electricity. Because of this, such structures can have many applications, but it is a major challenge to properly handle the fluid to move the robot, but an important breakthrough has recently been achieved in this area as well.

Researchers at the University of Maryland have managed to create a soft robot hand with 3D printing that, unlike previous solutions, does not have to move its fingers separately, as a single input is enough to operate thanks to integrated transistors. And with the new kind of structure, they managed to complete the first level of the legendary Super Mario Bros. in less than 90 minutes.

During the game, the low pressure pressed a finger on the controller to keep Mario moving, while the high pressure was associated with the jump. And control was entrusted to a program that automatically alternated between pressures and off.

When will we be able to report that someone fell for the Dark Souls with such a robotic hand?

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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