Human Robotic Peripherals

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Tue, Oct 20th, 2009 09:39 by capnasty NEWS

A team of scientists from Italy and Sweden has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling. It has been attached to the arm of a 22-year-old man who lost his own hand through cancer, by connecting human nerve endings with tiny electronic sensors. Meanwhile, Professors Warwick and Ben Whalley, at the department of Cybernetics, University of Reading in the UK, have created a robot that is controlled by cultured rat neurons The next step in their research is to use a human neuron cell line, a type of "wetware".

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