Cyborgs

Humans Can Now Control Cyborg Turtles With Their Brains

The future predicted in <i>Avatar</i>, in which alien bodies were controlled by human brains, has moved within our reach. A team of Korean scientists …

Singularity

Musk launches company to pursue ‘neural lace’ brain-interface technology

Elon Musk has launched a California-based company called Neuralink Corp., <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported today (Monday, March 27, 2017), citing …

Elon Musk

Concept system puts cyborg turtles under mind control

Cyborg insects have been scuttling and buzzing around for years, but now, researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology …

Turtles

[REVIEW] CONTROL OF FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR RESTORATION OF MOTOR FUNCTION – Full Text PDF

A. L. Benabid, S. Chabardes, J. Mitrofanis, P. Pollak P. “Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of Parkinson’s …

The Brain

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts - Vice

<i>On Friday, March 24,</i> VICE <i>on HBO</i> <i>will take you inside the exciting world of bionic technology, exploring the cutting edge ways in which humans are integrating computers into their bodies. The writer of this essay, Ian Burkhart, is one of world's foremost pioneers in this realm. Watch Ian's full story</i> …

Futurism

The Weird World of Cyborg Animals Is Here

Roboticists frequently turn to nature for inspiration for their inventions, reverse engineering the traits that evolution has developed over …

Biology

Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs

<b>A synthetic skin for prosthetics limbs that can generate its own energy from solar power has been developed by engineers from Glasgow University.</b><p>Researchers had already created an 'electronic skin' for prosthetic hands made with new super-material graphene.<p>The new skin was much more sensitive to …

Renewable Energy

Bionic brain chips could overcome paralysis

A MONKEY sits on a bench, wires running from its head and wrist into a small box of electronics. At first the wrist lies limp, but within 10 minutes …

The Brain

[ARTICLE] Advanced Myoelectric Control for Robotic Hand-Assisted Training: Outcome from a Stroke Patient – Full Text

A hand exoskeleton driven by myoelectric pattern recognition was designed for stroke rehabilitation. It detects and recognizes the user’s motion …

Robotics

New electronic tattoos turn skin features into smartphone controls

We’ve seen systems that let you control electronic devices using temporary tattoos in the past, but this latest example seems to have improved on …

Skin

How Deep Brain Stimulation Could Change Medicine

01 Mar 2017<p>Already employed to treat neurological-based movement disorders, the procedure could soon be used on everything from depression to …

Harvard Business School

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reversing Paralysis

Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.<p><b>“</b>Go, go!” …

Cleveland

Cyborg Realities – Technology and Ethics Continue to Advance

Medical device technology and robotic prosthetics are advancing at a breakneck pace, but would you consider having your hand cut off to get a robotic …

Futurism

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Biology

Robotic legs give the paralyzed a new view of their world

From CNET Magazine: Exoskeletons are slowly making their way out of hospitals and rehab centers and into homes.<p>Arthur Renowitzky can't help but command attention as he walks down the street on a sunny autumn morning.<p>A driver lowers her window to flash a smile and a thumbs-up. "You got this," she …

Bionics

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

The Body Hacking Convention in Austin, Texas took place a few months ago. It brought together a collection of people who share in the idea of using …

The Future

Researchers develop high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation

A team of surgeons and engineers of Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of …

Robots

Beyond our five senses: Cyborg Nest's implants can make you part-machine

The North Sense implant vibrates when you're facing in a northerly direction<p>Moon Ribas can feel earthquakes. Thanks to a small vibrating sensor embedded above her elbow, the Barcelona-based artist can immediately detect seismic activity - no matter where she is in the world. "I knew that, with …

Singularity

3 Tech Advances That Will Make The 'Matrix' Reboot Boring AF

Hollywood executives have looked at the red pill and the blue pill and decided to swallow the one that will give them the most cash: Plans for a …

Elon Musk

Transparent Touchpad Works Even When It's Bent and Stretched

A new transparent, flexible touchpad can sense the touch of a finger even when the material is stretched or bent, which could help engineers one day …

Cool Stuff

Typing sentences by simply thinking is possible with new technology

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> For decades, researchers have worked to create a better and more direct connection between a human …

The Brain

Soup Additive Used to Create a Stretchable Plastic Electrode

NewsPaving the way for flexible electronics, Stanford chemical engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries …

Chemistry

[WEB SITE] One step at a time

PITTSBURGH (March 7, 2017) … The promise of exoskeleton technology that would allow individuals with motor impairment to walk has been a challenge …

Exoskeletons

Oxford scientists are building robots that ‘wear’ artificial skin before it’s transplanted

There’s a thin line between man and machine, and it’s only getting thinner. Intelligent algorithms are starting to perceive sights and sounds like …

Robots

Washable heartbeat sensors can now be embroidered onto clothing

Seamlessly sewn sensors<p>Embroidery is usually used to adorn fabric with festive designs, but it can now be used to measure heart rates too.<p>In a new study published in the <i>Journal of the Royal Society Interface</i>, researchers unveiled a fiber optic material that can be produced quickly and then woven, …

Wearable Tech

Humans can try to upgrade themselves to gods in these three ways

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book,</i> Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow<i>, which is out now.</i><p>In seeking bliss and immortality humans are in fact trying to upgrade themselves into gods. Not just because these are divine qualities, but because in order to overcome old age and …

Futurism

How Cyborg Insects Could Save Lives and Stop Our Enemies

Between spreading illnesses, ruining crops, and infesting our homes, insects have had a long, adversarial relationship with humans. But not all insects are pests — think bees — and if scientists and engineers have their way, several more species will soon become our unwitting allies.<p>In labs …

Robotics

A woman’s pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again

There weren’t many role models for Sam Huynh when she was growing up in Belen, New Mexico. In fact, except for a howling freight train and the surrounding desert mountains, there wasn’t much of anything in the town of 7,000 people.<p>But as a wildly imaginative and ambitious kid, Sam never had any …

Exoskeletons

How to Train Your Robot with Brain Oops Signals - Lovesick Cyborg

By Jeremy Hsu | March 6, 2017 4:03 pm<p>A system that interprets brain signals enables human operators to correct the robot’s choice in real-time. …

Robots

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

'Tech Tats' are temporary and use ink that conducts electricity. They are fitted with small sensors and trackers that turn them into tiny smart devices.<p>So far the tech can measure temperature, which can be used to monitor fevers, for example. In the future, their potential use is virtually …