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
The first prosthesis that merges mind and machine
A paleontologist examines the evidence.
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
Yoseph Bar-Cohen's innovations are revolutionizing muscles, medicine and missions to Mars.
In the first-ever public test of artificial muscle, in March a high-school girl arm-wrestled three devices powered by the material. See how well she fared
Researchers create a virtual environment system in which you can pick up fake objects with real effort.
Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch.
Dean Kamen's ground-breaking prosthetic enters large-scale military trial
Flacco has a killer arm. What makes him--and other pro quarterbacks--so special?
Inventors: Meet Michael Worden, a classic amateur inventor.
Using tiny electrical currents to go from stump to fully functioning appendage
The muscles also fluoresce when they contract.
It's the first time a bio-bot's locomotion is driven by cells from skeletal muscles
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it never skips leg day
Researchers fit macaques with one of the most advanced prosthetics in the hopes of improving life for amputees (not to mention marshmallow-starved primates)