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Wearable Robotic Device Augments Your Hand

MIT's Fluid Interfaces Group has published a paper detailing a new device which takes the concept of wearable technology in an entirely new direction:

These cyborg-like devices, called Robotic Symbionts, consist of 11 motors that can detect brain signals sent to the forearm’s brachioradialis muscle and rearrange themselves to suit different tasks. Since these muscles aren’t used to move your human hand, anyone can learn to employ their Robotic Symbiont fairly quick.

While the current builds of these devices are certainly crude ...

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