The factor that distinguishes chimpanzees from humans is opposable thumbs. And what distinguishes humans from superhumans? Prosthetics – this time in the form of an opposable third thumb. 352 more words
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NASA rewards it and the Catalan student Joel Romero Hernández will spend the summer at MIT, the best university in the world
For some strange reason, the idea that what comes from abroad is always better is widespread in, among other places, Spain. 1,433 more words
World’s first clinical trial of bionic hands as a new type of prosthesis will start in Bristol this week.
The 3D printed devices for child amputees will begin its trial with 10 children at a local hospital in Bristol. 162 more words
There’s a harsh truth underlying all robotic research: compared to evolution, we suck at making things move. Nature has a couple billion years of practice making things that can slide, hop, fly, swim and run, so why not leverage those platforms? 204 more words