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Its hands had strong opposable thumbs good for making and using tools, but also long curved fingers clearly adapted for climbing trees.
twisted opposable thumbs which look so foreign, so wrong, and feels
Expanding on the company's 'inspired by nature' research, Festo's MultiChoiceGripper concept is an adaptive, flexible handling system that employs the concept of opposable thumbs to ensure maximum stability when gripping.
Mouse opossums have opposable thumbs on their hind feet and prehensile tails to help them retain their balance as they traverse through the branches of the coffee plants.
There was no phone reception and a fair few folk did not have opposable thumbs.
Or perhaps while the rest of the world sleeps they drop all that "meow-meow, purr-purr" business, feel slightly debased at having to poo in a plastic tray in order to keep up the facade and dream of growing opposable thumbs - because you know that once they've got those it's just a matter of time before they've procured credit card cloning equipment and are draining our bank accounts dry to satiate that sardine addiction.
As far as I am aware, foxes don't have opposable thumbs, but as my colleague rightly points out: "They only have to get lucky once.
But one thing we do have is opposable thumbs and, feet firmly planted on the ground, we can, if so inclined, guide radio controlled aeroplanes in practically any way within the confines of the laws of physics.
Even then, it's hardly much of a pay-off for lugging a tuba across acres of muddy fields when you've no opposable thumbs, is it?
In the rather steampunk and creepy commercial, our lovely little green Android robot figure gets some opposable thumbs stitched on to him, with the words - "Android is ready to play" emblazoned soon after.