Robot Controls Human Arm

By Sean McQuillan

Almost the opposite of the work many scientists are working on to allow people to control mechanical limbs to help amputees and such gain full motility, a French research team are training robots to control human limbs. This is aimed at assisting people with motor control disabilities with their physical therapy. With talk of telepresence robots (Think Bruce Willis’ movie Surrogates), and mechanical exoskeletons, it’s good to see so much can be done to assist those who become infirm. This technology would encourage patients to take action of their own, rather then a robotic assistant doing it for them.

Source: IEEE Spectrum

Image credit: IEEE Spectrum

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One comment on “Robot Controls Human Arm

  1. Pingback: Video: Robot Manipulates Humans’ Arms With Electric Stimulation By Paul Adams « New Age

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