DailyDirt: We Can Rebuild Him. We Have The Technology.
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The six million dollar man was grossly underpriced. But someday the technology to to augment human limbs and senses could come down in costs. There are plenty of engineers working on robotic prosthetics. Here are just a few examples.
- The Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team is sponsoring a bionic limb for a 14-yr old kid… and you can, too. This sounds a bit more praiseworthy than the million dollar home page. [url]
- Robotic exoskeletons are on the way (in a decade or so). The Raytheon Sarcos XOS 2 is the second generation of the XOS 1 robo-suit which came out in 2008. But late adopters should probably wait for the third iteration to really work out the kinks. [url]
- A powered prosthetic leg that has software-controlled knee and ankle joints weighs just 9 pounds — a bit less than most natural lower limbs. This artificial leg also has an “anti-stumble” feature and can go about 8 miles on a single charge. [url]
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