Today's telepresence tech does a good job with the tele and a poorer one with the presence. To improve the latter, here's a robotic hand that can mimic the texture, grip and even warmth of a human appendage. It's, uh, just for handshakes. Like a hand shaking another hand. And. Nothing. Else.
This comes by way of engineers at Osaka University in Japan, who identified the three qualities above (grip, warmth and texture) as the primary concerns in reproducing the feel of the human hand.
Go on, don't be shy — check it out in the video below.