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FDA Clears Robotic Legs That Help Paraplegics Walk

June 26, 2014
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The agency approved ReWalk, a battery-powered exoskeleton that can sit, stand or walk, for sale to the general public. Video provided by Newsy

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CES 2015: Intel's Spider Dress Keeps People Out Of Your Personal Space

CES 2015: Intel's Spider Dress Keeps People Out Of Your Personal Space

Popular Science (Jan. 8, 2015) — Intel wants to ensure that your personal space stays just that: personal. Designer Anouk Wipprecht has created the Spider Dress, a 3-D printed ensemble with robotic spider legs surrounding the collar. The dress, powered by Intel Edison, is equipped with proximity sensors and biometric signals that “measure” your stress levels, inferring when someone gets a little too close for comfort. In response, the dress’s legs shoot forward in a “territorial attack.” Video provided by Popular Science
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Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

AP (Feb. 3, 2014) — When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is getting a new home. (Feb. 3) Video provided by AP
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Beetle-Shaped Robot on Display in Japan

Beetle-Shaped Robot on Display in Japan

AFP (Aug. 26, 2012) — A large beetle-shaped robot named "Kabutom RX-03", made by Japanese engineer Hitoshi Takahashi, is demonstrated at the Tsukuba Festival in suburban Tokyo. The Kabutom, 11 meters in length and weighing 17 tons, can "walk" with its six legs powered by diesel engines, and can also blow smoke from its nose.
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FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees

FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees

Reuters - US Online Video (May 12, 2014) — 'Star Wars' robotic arm, developed in part by the Pentagon for its amputee veterans, earns FDA approval. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters
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