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FDA Clears Robotic Legs That Help Paraplegics Walk

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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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Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

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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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The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 27, 2014) — A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at the Vienna University of Technology say 'The Virtualizer' could also be used to help stroke patients regain their ability to walk. Jim Drury reports.
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Robotic Butler Learns to Detect Key Household Objects

Robotic Butler Learns to Detect Key Household Objects

Buzz60 (May 8, 2013) — The difficulty of navigating the many different kinds of objects in a house makes it a challenge to build a robotic butler. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are developing new technology to make their robotic butler, called HERB, more efficient in the household than ever.
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