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Un tétraplégique reprend l’usage de sa main par la pensée grâce à un implant cérébral. Ian Burkhart est tétraplégique depuis 6 ans, à la suite d’un accident dans lequel il perd le contrôle des muscles situés en dessous de ses épaules.

Un tétraplégique reprend l’usage de sa main par la pensée grâce à un implant cérébral

Mais un système appelé NeuroLife lui a permis de mouvoir sa main et ses doigts grâce à sa pensée. Ohio State University/ Batelle Ce sont des chercheurs du Battelle Memorial Institute qui lui ont proposé d’être le sujet de test pour ce système appelé NeuroLife. Ian Burkhart s’est montré très enthousiaste. Cela fait maintenant deux ans que les tests se poursuivent et il fait d’énormes progrès. Robotic Ants Could Be The Future Workforce. A German company has just developed “robot ants” that could possibly transform the future of manual labor, showing extremely high efficiency in factories.

Robotic Ants Could Be The Future Workforce

Their invention, called BionicANT – which stands for Bionic Autonomous Networking Technologies, is manufactured through 3D printing. The robot is about the size of an adult hand and works imitating the cooperative behavior of the real insect. The ultimate goal of the project is the creation of intelligent components that can work efficiently in factories in the near future, as they adapt to different production needs. Developed by Festo, a German engineering company, these artificial ants are able to make individual decisions that relate to a common goal, just like regular ants do in real life. “Like their natural role models, the BionicANTs work together under clear rules“, explained the company’s Head of Corporate Communication and Future Concepts, Dr. Scientists Put A Worm's Mind Into A Robot's Body. Beneath the skin of a simple worm with transparent skin, there are 302 neurons that have been mapped meticulously by researchers in what is known as a connectome.

Scientists Put A Worm's Mind Into A Robot's Body

This tiny, one millimeter-long worm has been studied in laboratories around the world, and now it's nervous system has been transplanted into the body of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot. The worm they used is Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets. Neri Oxman's new project, Wanderers looks at the future of bio-augmented wearables in the time of interplanetary travel.

Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets

Yoram Reshef Each wearable skin is designed to battle a specific extreme environment by transforming elements found in the atmosphere into ones that can sustain human life. This one, Mushtari, is for life on the moons of Jupiter. Transhumanisme, à quoi ressemblera l’humain 2.0 ? Martine Rothblatt, une patronne qui rêve d'être éternelle. 4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers. Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design.

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. Paraplegic in a mind controlled exoskeleton kicks-off the World Cup. 29 year old Brazilian, Juliana Pinto, made the first kick of a ball at the World Cup this year at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, despite being a a paraplegic.

Paraplegic in a mind controlled exoskeleton kicks-off the World Cup

ASIMO - All New Features 2011. Biohacking goes industrial: six examples of future biotech products. This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine.

Biohacking goes industrial: six examples of future biotech products

Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. "There are two things happening right now that have transformed biotechnology," says Raymond McCauley, bioinformatics expert at Singularity University in California, whose job is to nurture ideas and mentor bio-startups. The first, he says, is the digitisation of biology -- gathering data, examining how human systems work and testing drugs can all be done in a computer. The other is the democratisation of the tools. "Hackers are taking $3.5 million [£2.2 million] DNA sequencers and building the same thing for 1/10,000 of the price," he says. LA PUCE,big brother arrive doucement avec les R.I.F.D... Making the invisible visible » North Paw.

Order | Assembly Instructions | Downloads A North Paw is an anklet that tells the wearer which way is North.

making the invisible visible » North Paw

The anklet holds eight cellphone vibrator motors around your ankle. A control unit senses magnetic north and turns on and off the motors. At any given time only one motor is on and this motor is the closest to North. The skin senses the vibration, and the wearer’s brain learns to associate the vibration with direction, giving the wearer an intuitive sense of which way is North. PHOTOS. Un homme bionique est exposé au Musée des Sciences de Londres. TECHNOLOGIE - Voici Rex.

PHOTOS. Un homme bionique est exposé au Musée des Sciences de Londres

Il est doté d'un pancréas, d'un rein, d'une trachée et d'une rate artificiels, et possède également un système autonome de circulation sanguine. Mais aucun tissu humain n'entre dans sa composition. Un robot contrôle un bras humain grâce aux impulsions électriques. Une main robotique gagne à tous les coups à pierre-feuille-ciseaux. Une main robotique gagne à tous les coups à pierre-feuille-ciseaux Développée à l’Université de Tokyo depuis quelque temps, cette nouvelle itération de leur main mécanique s’avère être tout simplement imbattable au célèbre jeu pierre-feuille-ciseaux.

Une main robotique gagne à tous les coups à pierre-feuille-ciseaux

Bien que sa première version fût déjà capable de détecter en un temps-record le signe que vous alliez lui présenter (ceci grâce à divers capteurs d’images), ses servomoteurs ne lui permettaient pas en revanche de positionner ses doigts suffisamment rapidement pour remporter la manche.