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Dec 29, 2020

Housemaid Robot from Japan | High-Tech and Robotics News

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

Robo maid I like my coffee light and sweet.


Robots from Japan: the new Toyota robot, giant robot, robot waiter and other technology news 2020. High Technology News 2020. Science and Technology News 2020. The newest and coolest robots from Japan and around the world.

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Dec 29, 2020

Quadriplegic patient uses brain signals to feed himself with two advanced prosthetic arms

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Nearly two years ago, Chmielewski underwent a 10-hour brain surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as part of a clinical trial originally spearheaded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and leveraging advanced prosthetic limbs developed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Its goal was to allow participants to control [assistive devices](https://medicalxpress.com/tags/assistive+devices/), and enable perception of physical stimuli (touching the limbs) using neurosignals from the brain. Surgeons implanted six electrode arrays into both sides of his brain, and within months he was able to demonstrate, for the first time, simultaneous control of two of the [prosthetic limbs](https://medicalxpress.com/tags/prosthetic+limbs/) through a brain-machine interface developed by APL.


For more than 30 years—following an accident in his teens—Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert.

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Dec 28, 2020

A write-up on transhumanism, the vaccine, and Covid

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, geopolitics, transhumanism

A former independent presidential hopeful is vexed at the COVID-19 vaccine at the moment, and for multiple reasons. That would be Zoltan Istvan, a self-described transhumanist candidate who was billed as the “cyborg who is running against President Trump” in press reports throughout 2020. The California hopeful — who ran in the Republican primary — based his campaign on a futuristic message of fusing radical technology with daily life under the motto “Upgrade America.”

Mr. Istvan recently looked into how long it would be before he got a COVID-19 vaccine.

“I took the New York Times’ ‘Find your Place’ in the vaccine line report, and I was near the bottom 15% of the timeline for getting the vaccine — meaning I’ll be nearly last,” Mr. Istvan wrote in an email to Inside the Beltway.

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Dec 23, 2020

Holotron presents a full-body exoskeleton for walking in VR

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, neuroscience, virtual reality

The full-body exoskeleton lets you feel and control all the forces your avatar feels.


The Holotron is a full-body exoskeleton, with several possible realizations for life-like control of any humanoid avatar, including implanted brain-computer interfaces.

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Dec 23, 2020

New biosensor armband detects which hand gesture you want to make

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The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.


UC Berkeley researchers have created a new biosensor armband that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm.

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Dec 18, 2020

China Used Exoskeletons to Recover Moon Samples

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, space

The team in charge of recovering China’s successfully returned lunar samples in Inner Mongolia wasn’t just futuristic because it was picking up Moon rocks — its members also wore passive exoskeletons to help trudge through the snow, the South China Morning Post reports.

“I would have been exhausted after walking 20 or 30 meters, but with the help of the exoskeleton, 100 meters or more was not a problem,” one of the team members told SCMP. He was tasked with carrying 110 pounds of gear through the deep snow with temperatures well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dec 18, 2020

Sibongile Mongadi, STEM Innovator, Founder, Uku’hamba, Improving The Lives Of Amputees Across Africa

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On today’s episode we are going to continue our virtual global road trip over to the country of South Africa, to the Soweto township of the city of Johannesburg, and meet up with Ms. Sibongile Mongadi, Founder of Uku’hamba Pty Ltd, a start-up company that focuses on biotechnology and healthcare manufacturing with a goal of improving lives of amputees across Africa.

Uku’hamba is a 100% black youth women owned company and Uku’hamba means “To Walk” in Zulu.

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Dec 17, 2020

France Says It’s Working on Bionic Supersoldiers Because Everybody Else Is Doing It

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, ethics, military, transhumanism

The French military is starting exploratory work on the development of bionic supersoldiers, which officials describe as a necessary part of keeping pace with the rest of the world.

A military ethics committee gave its blessing to begin developing supersoldiers on Tuesday, according to The BBC, balancing the moral implications of augmenting and altering humanity with the desire to innovate and enhance the military’s capabilities. With the go-ahead, France joins countries like the U.S., Russia, and China that are reportedly attempting to give their soldiers high-tech upgrades.

Dec 16, 2020

Piloting A Real-Life Giant Exoskeleton Suit

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

This Giant Four-Legged Robot Is Like Something Out Of A Science Fiction Film!! 😍 🤖

Dec 15, 2020

Why This Surgery Replaces Knee With Backwards Foot?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Rotationplasty is a bone cancer surgery for children that replaces the knee with a backwards foot so it can function as a knee joint for a prosthesis…

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