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Cyborgs are on the way whether we’re ready for them or not. The Segway was supposed to revolutionize transportation, but it hasn’t quite caught on. But there are a few other personal mobility vehicles that could help folks get around more easily. Here are just a few.
- A recent grad from UC Berkeley walked across a stage to get his diploma using a robot exoskeleton. The stripped-down exoskeleton cost about $15,000 — down from $90,000+ versions that are on the market already. [url]
- Eythor Bender demonstrates his robot exoskeleton work for a TedTalk. Military use for these exoskeletons would allow soldiers to carry around a lot more gear… [url]
- The Walk Again Project aims to create brain-machine interfaces (BMI) in the form of neuroprosthetic devices that can control exoskeletal robots for mobility assistance to persons with severe paralysis. The brain implant technology sounds pretty ambitious — and could be useful for a lot of other applications, too. [url]
- Robot Suit HAL is another robot exoskeleton designed to interpret the wearer’s intentions for movement and assist with those movements. Hopefully, it will also allow users named Dave to open the pod bay doors. [url]
- To discover more interesting tech-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
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