Monday, June 9, 2008

Dean Kamen's Robotic "Luke" Arm

It makes me happy just seeing how robotic technology is evolving to help those in need. Here is another example on how it can help those loved ones who were born without limbs or lost them in one form or other. Dean Kamen, inventor/creator of the Segway, was inspired from Luke Skywalker's robotic arm in the movie Star Wars and DARPA's prosthetic arm 2005 challenge. He came out with what you see in the picture and video, a raw version of what will become ordinary robotic technology in the very near future. The arm is controlled by certain sensors on the user's body but it will be a matter of processing power, miniaturization and time for it to be controlled by the mind.

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