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Bionic Arms and Jumping Robot Legs

Posted 15 Sep 2006 at 15:38 UTC by steve Share This

The Swirling Brain sent us a link to a recent Slashdot story on Toyota's new robot leg that is said to "jump like a human". Toyota said, seriously, that developing the jumping leg "was a difficult step for robots". I would have thought it was big leap forward too. No info about the new leg is available on the Toyota Robotics website yet but it will probably show up soon. If you're needing some bionic arms to go with those new robot legs, we've got you covered. Roland Piquepaille writes, "today, the Washington Post reports that a new life is within reach for the first woman with a thought-controlled bionic arm. This bionic arm was designed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with funds from DARPA. This artificial arm could provide hope for the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who have had wounds that cost them at least one limb."

Grasping and Kicking around Ambidextrious Humor, posted 15 Sep 2006 at 18:48 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

"a difficult step", "leap forward", "within reach".

Ugg. I'd give an arm and a leg for great jokes like that!

Bring it on more and more please., posted 16 Sep 2006 at 00:42 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Like on the uk sky news prosthetic limbs story today,10 of millions probably saw it,these same sort of advanced limbs not just benefit soldiers limb losses but apply also to diabetic patients lost limb replacements along with a host of other medical conditions,the answer.

Important Work., posted 20 Sep 2006 at 00:28 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Probaly the most important bionic/robotic work there is going on there.

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