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3D-printed prosthetics promise cheap robot limbs for all

Tokyo startup Exiii is trying to dramatically cut the cost of fake but functional hands

  • The Hackberry robotic hand is seen at startup Exiii in Tokyo June 5, 2015. Materials for the 3D-printed hands, designed for amputees and people born without hands, only cost around US$200.

  • Robotic hands are seen at startup Exiii in Tokyo June 5, 2015, with the latest prototype, Hackberry, in front. Materials for the 3D-printed hands, designed for amputees and people born without hands, only cost around US$200.

  • Robotic hands are seen at startup Exiii in Tokyo June 5, 2015. Materials for the 3D-printed hands, designed for amputees and people born without hands, only cost around US$200.

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