Monkey Brains Control Robo Legs...Through Internet

Researchers at Duke University have teamed up with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto to get a monkey's brain to control a pair of robot legs through the internet. By mapping the monkey's brain signals while walking (through electrode measurements), Duke researchers were able to… » 11/23/07 9:30am 11/23/07 9:30am

Rocket-Fuelled Bionic Arm not Just for Sportsmen

A team at Vanderbilt University has come up with a prototype of a prosthetic arm powered by a miniature rocket motor that is as close to a bionic arm as you are going to get. "Our design does not have superhuman strength or capability, but it is closer in terms of function and power to a human arm than any previous… » 8/21/07 7:35am 8/21/07 7:35am