Caltech’s Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk

Photo: Caltech This lower-body exoskeleton, developed by Wandercraft, will allow disabled users to walk more dynamically. Bipedal robots have long struggled to walk as humans do—balancing on two legs and moving with that almost-but-not-quite falling forward motion that most of us have mastered by the time we’re a year or two old. It’s taken decades of … Continue reading Caltech’s Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk

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Upgrade to Superhuman Reflexes Without Feeling Like a Robot

Electrical muscle stimulation can speed up human reflexes. But can we use it without giving up control of our bodies?We're used to seeing robots with reflexes that are much faster than anything humans are capable of, but it's not just high-speed actuators that make them so quick. Perception and control systems outperform our own nervous … Continue reading Upgrade to Superhuman Reflexes Without Feeling Like a Robot