Using a brain computer interface, the man cut and ate food with thought-controlled robotic hands. A man paralyzed from the neck down has used two robot arms to cut food and serve himself — a big step in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics.
Robert “Buz” Chmielewski, age 49, has barely been able to move his arms since a surfing accident paralyzed him as a teenager. But in January of 2019, he got renewed hope, when doctors implanted two sets of electrodes in his brain, one in each hemisphere.
The goal was that this brain computer interface would help Chmielewski regain some sensation in his hands, enable him to mentally control two prosthetic arms, and even feel what he is touching. man paralyzed from the neck down has used two robot arms to cut food and serve himself — a big step in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have reported a potentially significant advance with the development of microdrones, equipped with wings powered by artificial muscles in the form of elastomer-based actuators.
The development, claims MIT, could pave the way for futuristic applications, for example, swarms of the insect-sized robots that pollinate fields of crops or search for survivors buried in collapsed buildings.
Key to the innovation is a novel fabrication technique that builds actuators with a hugely extended component lifespan and increases the robot’s performance and payload compared to existing models.
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Sometimes, good things come in small packages. Extremely tiny packages such as a microrobot that can pollinate fields of crops, help rescue people, and so on. Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are already working on that and they’re making significant progress.
At this point, Scott-Morgan is almost completely “locked-in,” unable to move except for his eyes and a few facial muscles. His sense of smell and taste are gone, and he can’t breathe on his own, but his brilliant mind is fully intact.
Scott-Morgan now relies on a synthetic version of his biological voice and has had his face scanned to produce a 3D animated avatar, which he wears on a screen on his chest when speaking publicly. After a series of operations to extend his life, including a total laryngectomy, he uses technologies like GPT-2, OpenAI’s generative deep-learning model for text, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human.
2.7 billion people on this planet have “deskless jobs,” many of which require bending, lifting, moving, and carrying. German Bionic just released the fifth generation Cray X AI-enhanced power suit, or exoskeleton, to help those billions of people with almost 70 pounds of additional lifting capacity, reducing the risk of back injury and repetitive stress injuries. The Cray X is already in use at BMW, IKEA, and the French delivery service DPD, and will be launched internationally in January 2022.
The AI-powered suit boosts productivity, reduces error rates, decreases accidents, and results in a 25% reduction in the number of sick days workers take, German Bionic says.
The smart exoskeleton market has been estimated to be growing 41.3% a year to a nearly $2 billion industry by 2025, with applications in construction, shipping and receiving, healthcare, and the military. But it’s not just for the billions in the workforce.
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0:00 In this video. 0:25 A prototype of an unmanned air cab from the Sloboda brand. 1:29 Neuralink hopes to get approval for its brain chips soon. 1:55 Paris cab operator G7 has suspended Tesla Model 3 rides. 2:20 Hyundai has announced a robot with a great vestibular system. 3:16 Sony also unveiled a variant of the robot car. 3:51 American startup Stoke Space. 4:31 FarmHand robot arm. 5:25 An electroplane with bird legs and a tilting cockpit. 6:17 A competition, to teach any robot the stupidest, most inefficient, or weirdest gait. 6:47 The iRonCub research platform. 7:39 Air Glass augmented reality glasses. 8:45 Huawei to introduce its smart glasses with interchangeable lenses and Smart Glass speakers built into the temples. 9:06 Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. 9:35 Swiss startup Ascento Robotics. 10:20 U.S. military has developed special software to predict China’s response. 10:48 Car thieves started using Apple’s AirTag. 11:11 Cray X carbon fiber exoskeleton. 11:54 Returning samples from Mars. 12:28 China’s first manned mission to the moon. 13:08 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a case against Mark Zuckerberg’s company Meta. 14:02 Happy New Year.