In nearly a year since he took office, President Donald Trump has had countless meetings with leaders all around the world – and, with that, countless awkward handshakes.
But, with a little training, one robot-maker says the notorious grip can be ‘defeated.’
A hilarious video has demonstrated the ‘Donald Trump Handshake Robot,’ which aims to mimic the unpredictable nature of the president’s handshake to reveal the best option for reciprocating.
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The robot itself is essentially just a robotic arm, decorated in a large suit and topped off with a cut-out of the president’s face. There are several different types of handshakes it can do, from ‘regular’ and ‘hand on shoulder,’ to ‘locking fingers’
Recent research from the Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina found men and women under 30 have a weaker grip strength than they did in 1985.
The researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds.
The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were in 1985.
Specifically, men's hand strength decreased by 20 pounds and women's hand strength decreased by about 10 pounds.
The only group where this was not the case and hand strength did not show significant changes were women aged 30-34.
The video created by YouTuber " frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen resurfaced this week after its initial popularity last year.
Useless Duck Company CEO, introduced simply as ‘Mike’, explains that the robot was made to simulate ‘the exact handshake that Donald Trump does.’
The robot itself is essentially just a robotic arm, decorated in a large suit and