Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb, 31042 A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when...
Category: Biology and Robotics
‘Terminator’ Arm is World’s Most Advanced Prosthetic Limb
A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches.
“Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots”
Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot.
Researchers at Columbia Univ. Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular “robots” that can home in on specific human cells and mark them for drug therapy or destruction.
They are designing an “autonomous underwater vehicle” that someday may surpass what nature has provided as a model. The vehicle has potential commercial and military applications, and could be used for undersea exploration and scientific research. Sometimes called “bio-mimicry” – the attempt to copy nature – Bart-Smith calls her work “bio-inspired.”
Festo did it again. Dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds ! With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the...
A totally soft robotic arm freely moving in water inspired by the form and morphology of the octopus.
DASH (Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod) is a resilient high-speed 16-gram hexapedal robot. Developed by P. Birkmeyer & R.S. Fearing, Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Video presented at IEEE IROS 2009. The Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod, aptly abbreviated DASH, really moves. It’s a high-speed six-legged runner that can be built in an hour using basically cardboard and polymer sheets for its frame.
Nature is our best engineer, and the finest robots are the ones that mimic it.
Festo’s robotic bird takes flight. The Herring Gull robot codenamed SmartBird.