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Nov 27, 2021

British man given 3D printed eye in world first, hospital says

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(CNN) — A British man has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with a 3D printed eye, according to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Steve Verze, who is 47 and an engineer from Hackney, east London, was given the left eye on Thursday and first tried it for size earlier this month.

Moorfields Eye Hospital said in a press release Thursday that the prosthetic is the first fully digital prosthetic eye created for a patient.

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Nov 26, 2021

Stretchable pressure sensor could lead to better robotics, prosthetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

In the future, soft robotic hands with advanced sensors could help diagnose and care for patients or act as more lifelike prostheses.

But one roadblock to encoding soft robotic hands with human-like sensing capabilities and dexterity has been the stretchability of sensors. Although pressure sensors—needed for a robotic hand to grasp and pick up an object, or even take a pulse from a wrist—have been able to bend or stretch, their performance has been significantly affected by such movement.

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have found a way to address this issue and have designed a new pressure sensor that can be stretched up to 50 percent while maintaining almost the same sensing performance. It is also sensitive enough to sense the pressure of a small piece of paper, and it can respond to pressures almost instantaneously.

Nov 18, 2021

Cyborgs, Androids, Transhumanism & AI

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

This series looks at concepts such as Artificial Intelligence, Transhumanism, Cybernetics, Androids, Robots, and Augmenting the human or animal mind.

Nov 18, 2021

Dr Patrick van der Smagt, Director, ArtificiaI Intelligence Research, Volkswagen AG — Head Argmax.AI

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, health, quantum physics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Fundamental Research On Ethical & Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, For Health, Environment, And A Sustainable Future — Dr. Patrick van der Smagt, Ph.D., Director, ArtificiaI Intelligence Research, Volkswagen.


Dr. Patrick van der Smagt is Director of ArtificiaI Intelligence Research, Volkswagen AG, and Head of Argmax. AI (https://argmax.ai/), the Volkswagen Group Machine Learning Research Lab, in Munich, focusing on a range of research domains, including probabilistic deep learning for time series modelling, optimal control, reinforcement learning robotics, and quantum machine learning.

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Nov 13, 2021

Every Prototype that Led to a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

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Since the early 2000s, private companies, governments, and research labs have been developing prosthesis that are a lot more advanced than previous designs. WIRED talked with Easton LaChapelle, founder and CEO of Unlimited Tomorrow, to understand how he designed, tested, and adopted his prosthetic arm.

The movie GENERATION IMPACT: THE INVENTOR, follows 25-year old innovator Easton LaChappelle, who developed the world’s lightest weight and most affordable bionic limb. GENERATION IMPACT: THE INVENTOR, can be viewed on HP.com’s digital hub, the Garage (http://hp.com/generation-impact) and YouTube.

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Nov 8, 2021

Mansoor Hanif — Executive Director, Emerging Technologies, NEOM — An Accelerator Of Human Progress

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, cyborgs, internet, robotics/AI, security, space, sustainability

A US$500 billion accelerator of human progress — mansoor hanif, executive director, emerging technologies, NEOM.


Mansoor Hanif is the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies at NEOM (https://www.neom.com/en-us), a fascinating $500 billion planned cognitive city” & tourist destination, located in north west Saudi Arabia, where he is responsible for all R&D activities for the Technology & Digital sector, including space technologies, advanced robotics, human-machine interfaces, sustainable infrastructure, digital master plans, digital experience platforms and mixed reality. He also leads NEOM’s collaborative research activities with local and global universities and research institutions, as well as manages the team developing world-leading Regulations for Communications and Connectivity.

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Nov 7, 2021

How robotic exoskeleton technology is helping paralysed people walk again

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Even though it appears like something out of the Ironman films, the exoskeleton is finding a niche in everyday life, such as helping people lift heavy objects and supporting medical rehabilitation.

It is unclear if the technology will break out of specific use cases, as it is expensive and does not fit naturally into day-to-day life.


A technology company in China uses robotics and artificial intelligence to provide paraplegics with a feeling they may have forgotten: walking.

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Nov 7, 2021

GITEX 2021 Robots Exhibition in Dubai | Robots learn to understand people | Mercedes, a mind-reader

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, Elon Musk, robotics/AI

✅ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pro_robots.

World Robot Expo 2021 in Beijing: https://youtu.be/PUaQmT-lZWw.

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Nov 4, 2021

We Have Always Been Cyborgs: Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner — John Cabot University

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cyborgs, life extension, transhumanism

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner talks about his new book, ‘We Have Always Been Cyborgs’. Find out more about the book: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/we-have-always-been-cyborgs.

“With an encyclopaedic knowledge of transhumanism and a deep philosophical grounding, especially in Nietzschean thought, Stefan Sorgner tackles some of the most challenging ethical issues currently discussed, including gene editing, digital data collection, and life extension, with uncommon good sense and incisive conclusions. This study is one of the most detailed and comprehensive analyses available today. Highly recommended for anyone interested in transhumanist/posthumanist ideas and in these issues generally.” N. Katherine Hayles, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Nov 4, 2021

A system to control robotic arms based on augmented reality and a brain-computer interface

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bioengineering, biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

For people with motor impairments or physical disabilities, completing daily tasks and house chores can be incredibly challenging. Recent advancements in robotics, such as brain-controlled robotic limbs, have the potential to significantly improve their quality of life.

Researchers at Hebei University of Technology and other institutes in China have developed an innovative system for controlling robotic arms that is based on augmented reality (AR) and a . This system, presented in a paper published in the Journal of Neural Engineering, could enable the development of bionic or prosthetic arms that are easier for users to control.

“In recent years, with the development of robotic arms, brain science and information decoding technology, brain-controlled robotic arms have attained increasing achievements,” Zhiguo Luo, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told TechXplore. “However, disadvantages like poor flexibility restrict their widespread application. We aim to promote the lightweight and practicality of brain-controlled robotic arms.”

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