These fully-automatic Wolverine claws are as badass as the real ones

Holy crap, Colin Furze made the best Wolverine claws replicas ever. These 12-inch steel blades are fully automatic: they can deploy or retract with the push of a button. I've seen many tries at making these, but nothing as amazing as this these ones. And for sure, you can use these as real—very—mortal weapons. » 5/15/14 6:11pm 5/15/14 6:11pm

Electrified Wolverine Claws Are Fabulously Ill-Advised

I think it's safe to say that we all want Wolverine claws. Sure, working out some of the logistics would be tough at first, but come on. You would feel invincible! And you could open plastic packaging really easily. To this end, Master James made a set of great looking claws at a machine shop. But they weren't awesome… » 6/02/13 10:18am 6/02/13 10:18am

Intel's Robot Arms Look With Their Eyes, Not With Their Hands

The problem with robot claws and hands is that they really don't know how hard to grip an object unless they're either pre-programmed or they test out the hardness themselves. The latter isn't a great idea if the object is, say, your arm, so Intel's invented a process to scan the object beforehand with sensors to… » 9/17/07 4:00pm 9/17/07 4:00pm