- People became physiologically aroused when asked to touch the genitals of a robot, though not when touching its hands and feet.
- Participants of a study found photographs of prosthetic hands that looked real to be "eerie" when compared to mechanical hands, falling in line with what's known as the "uncanny valley" phenomenon.
- Seventeen-year-old Dee Faught, who has brittle bone disease, is excited to use the new robotic arm that he received from Rice University last week.
- The bionic leg allows lower-limb amputees to perform a wide range of natural movements, according to developers at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
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- These Segway-like robots can combine temperature data, infrared thermal images, and color photos to create an augmented 3D map that allows firefighters to save lives without risking their own.
- A helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought, plus other developments in mind-controlled robotics.
- A PR2 robot 'servant' from Cornell University predicts human movements with a motion-sensing camera, and responds accordingly with actions like opening refrigerator doors, or pouring beer.
- Swarming robot nanotechnology could lead to the development of swarms of nanobots- miniature drones that attack pathogens in the human body with microscopic precision.
- A woman paralyzed from the neck down can now pick up objects and move them using a new robotic arm that she can control with her brain.
- After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.