Prosthesis, Brain, Artificial organ, MIT Media Lab, Peripheral nervous system, Amputation

MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs

On Nov 2, 2020
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Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT, about the challenges and joys of commercializing robotic prosthetic and orthotic devices.

On Nov 2, 2020
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RT @RobotReportKara: MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs - Head of the Biomechatronics Research Group & Center for Extreme Bionics = a leading inventor in the field of bionics & biomechanics. @RoboticBusiness #robotics https://t.co/iCWu5AiPFY https://t.co/vAz2n7JWIV
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MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs

MIT’s Hugh Herr Reveals Joys (and Challenges) of Commercializing Bionic Limbs

Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT, about the challenges and joys of commercializing ...

Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interface (AMI)

Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interface (AMI)

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to ...

New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.

Swimmer With Bionic Legs Plans To Keep On Swimming

Swimmer With Bionic Legs Plans To Keep On Swimming

An experimental surgery called the Ewing amputation allows a person's brain to move prosthetic limbs as if they were biological limbs.

Human Elements

Human Elements

"As we march into this century, we’re going to ask again and again what it means to be human. If you replaced all my limbs with synthetic bionics, am I still human? To me, the answer is ...

The Whiz Kid Building a Better Cyborg

The Whiz Kid Building a Better Cyborg

Tyler Clites, 28, has designed a way to make prosthetic limbs that communicate directly with the nervous system.

Taking Neurotechnology into New Territory

Taking Neurotechnology into New Territory

In a laboratory at the University of Utah, Doug’s virtual left hand reached out and touched the virtual door for just a second before he quickly pulled it