Scientist and engineers have managed to put fiction into reality creating a robotic prosthetic arm capable of “feeling” its environment.
This is the original quote “The US government said today (Sept. 11) that it’s successfully made a Luke Skywalker-like prosthetic arm that allows the wearer to actually feel things.”
According to one of the brilliant pioneers of this program, Justin Sanchez, the team blindfolded the first person connected to the robot arm, and lightly touched his fingers. He was able to recognise which of his fingers had been touched, even when the team tried to trick him by touching two fingers at once!
This is just astounding to think that we could eventually make the starwars technology real in the near future!