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Mind Controlled Robot Arm Brings New Taste of Life for Paralysis Patient

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December 17, 2012
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A Pennsylvania woman who became a quadriplegic through a genetic disease has fed herself for the first time in nearly ten years, using a mind-controlled robotic arm. A research team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developed the device, an arm that can move in seven dimensions and perform many of the natural motions of a real arm in everyday life.


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Why Privacy Activists Are Wrong About the Global Mind

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Brave Robotics Reveals New Transforming Robot

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Newsy (Dec. 4, 2012) — Brave Robotics released its new robot. The robot can turn into a car from a robot in a matter of seconds.
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Curiosity Rover Successfully Tests Out Robotic Arm

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Newsy (Aug. 21, 2012) — NASA scientists successfully tested out Mars rover Curiosity's robotic arm. The arm could potentially drill into the Martian soil and collect samples
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