You can buy this NASA robotic hand on eBay

If you ever wanted your very own piece of genuine NASA space equipment, now is your big chance. This robotic hand complete with space glove and associated electronics, is up on eBay with a "buy it now" price of $18,750.

The Omni Hand 1 was designed and built in the early '90s by robotics pioneer Mark Rosheim, as an early test bed for developing more dexterous robots. The hand in the sale is fully functioning as can be seen in the video, and comes with a genuine NASA space glove used to test the functionality of the hand when protected by the glove they would use in space. The seller says that he bought it in a NASA surplus auction.

This isn't the first really cool thing we've seen on eBay, but it's hard to think of a better conversation starter to put on your coffee table.

eBay, via BornRich

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