Someone Ought to Invent...
A device for the elderly and persons with a (um, let's call it) "corporate" presence.
To begin with, one may need to grasp an object. So perhaps for many objects, some 3-fingered protrusion could lay hold of it, then retract to the recipient.
Other objects may not be so graspable. However, they may possess a smooth surface to which a suction cup or a vacuum could be affixed. Again retraction and, Voila!
Finally, a closing scoop like a piece of construction equipment. Jaws from either side of the object scoop it up and (you guessed it) retract.
Oh. Finally? Well there is one more thing. The device should be affordable by the fiscally disadvantaged - those lacking pecuniary emoluments...
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