Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.
Keep them shut. Researchers find a nap is the surest way to retain information
It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.
Prosthetic arms improve; narwhal tusks are as neat as ever
A study finds that visits from robotic pets provide the same health benefits to the elderly as ones from flesh-and-blood pooches
But the jury's still out, overall, whether paying doctors by their performance works.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand
The latest generation of sport-specific prosthetics allow elite amputee athletes to run faster and climb higher than ever before
Work-around surgeries for missing limbs, quick fixes to mend Nazi bones and tricks for lengthening uneven limbs; when it comes to special ops, the Doctor is in
Getting closer to lifelike
The makers of the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video game host a bioethics conference
It can transmit different amounts of pressure, just like real skin
Researchers fit macaques with one of the most advanced prosthetics in the hopes of improving life for amputees (not to mention marshmallow-starved primates)
These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.
Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.
Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano
It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.