This is truly extraordinary: Jan Scheuermann, a 52-year-old quadriplegic woman, has gained full control of a robotic arm. Not just simple commands, but truly complete control with "skill and speed almost similar to that of an able-bodied person."
What, you're surprised this robot can fold a paper airplane? I'll have you know that this is the very same robot that regularly performs prostate surgery. On humans, yes. But there's a small (very small) twist at the end of this video—keep watching, yes keep watching... [TechFlash via CrunchGear]
Got a couple fancy cars and a couple million dollars to burn? If you do, you could probably use a robotic garage to store them in style. If not, just ogle these mechanical marvels our friends at Oobject found.
On one side, we have typical prosthetic arms with five fingers, a complicated motor system and human resemblance. On the other side, we have this prosthetic tentacle with a one curl grip, simple motor and creeptastic design. Which is better?
Having a street level abode can be really convenient at times, but not when it comes to privacy. Niklas Roy decided to fix that problem by installing a robotic curtain that follows onlookers passing on the sidewalk outside his personal workshop.
This is Rex. Not the man, he's called Hayden—Rex is short for Robotic Exoskeleton, and it's the name of the robotic pants Hayden's wearing. Robotic pants that let him walk for the first time in five years.
Robotic hands and arms may be getting more sophisticated, but they don't really rival what we think C3-PO would have poking out of his torso. That is until now: an European science team have been busy creating the Sensopac robotic limb, and it's arguably the most human-like robotic limb yet. And partly that's because…
Plugging right in to that eerie "they're watching me" feeling you're supposed to get from normal portrait paintings, Opto-Isolator is an artwork that takes the sensation into the scary, robotic 21st Century. Its realistic-looking eyeball actually responds to an onlooker's gaze with a bunch of human-like movements,…
Sure we've covered other robotic fortune tellers in the past, but none of them have cost anywhere close to $75,000. Now, to be fair, as far as robotic swamis go, this one looks amazing. Utilizing "cutting-edge" AI and over 30 facial motors, this swami can learn his own name, wink at you as you walk by, or even answer…