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Truly Cyborg Fingers Combine Robotics With Living Cells

Truly Cyborg Fingers Combine Robotics With Living Cells

A single biohybrid robotic finger at work. Notice the contracting and expanding muscles at the top of the device. GIF: University of Tokyo By growing muscles on an artificial skeleton, researchers from Japan have constructed an agile and surprisingly durable “biohybrid” robotic finger joint. The breakthrough could eventually lead to…

This Robotic Exosuit Could Turn You Into A Super Athlete

This Robotic Exosuit Could Turn You Into A Super Athlete

Researchers from Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS have developed a soft robotic exosuit that significantly boosts a person’s running performance. The device requires a tether and external power supply to work, but once it becomes portable, it could help athletes run faster and further than before, smashing their existing running…