The Hand

Nick Wallace, Tong Wu

"The Hand" is an arrogant robot that plays rock, paper, scissors with human beings


“The Hand” is a ongoing project by Nick Wallace and Tong Wu. It is a 3D printed robot arm/hand that plays rock, paper, scissors (RPS) with a human user. The user interacts (plays RPS) with the hand via leap motion, and the robot reacts differently to the user based on the result of each RPS game/ongoing score. The hand does not like to lose. The hand and its enclosure are made of all inorganic materials by design, intended to evoke a feeling of coldness/distance from the user despite being a humanoid hand.


Introduction to Physical Computing