The human eyes encompass incredible natural abilities, including an exceptionally wide field of view, and high resolution married with low distortion capabilities, almost impossible to synthetically recreate in their entirety. … Continue Reading World’s first spherical artificial eye with 3D retina developed.
Based on the premise involving mini cyborgs with a purpose and a program, it is hoped smart microscopic robots integrated into natural microorganisms to avoid immune attacks will one day … Continue Reading Living hybrid microbots can decontaminate water.
Knee replacement surgery, where a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint, is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons … Continue Reading Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.
The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue amalgamated with robotic structures to engineer cybernetic entities. Muscle is a potentially viable component of these robots, … Continue Reading The dawn of biohybrid robotics is here.
It took 48 hours after an earthquake hit Nepal for a global network of volunteers to fill in big gaps in the nation’s map for relief workers on the ground. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept shows that using cyborg insects to map large disaster zones is sound.
Touch is essential for hand use, however, brain-controlled prosthetic limbs have not been endowed with this critical sense. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh develops a … Continue Reading New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.
When a person’s brain receives sensory input, the electrical signals are decoded in various sensory areas of the cortex, and then combined in the brain’s hippocampus, the brain’s memory centre, … Continue Reading Human trials begin on ‘brain-chip’ to bypass brain damage and form memories.
Mobility after paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is primarily achieved by substituting the lost function with a wheelchair. However, the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive wheelchair reliance can … Continue Reading Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.
Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have achieved allograft control through a ‘brain-to-brain interface’. The team have developed a technique which allowed them to control a living cockroach … Continue Reading Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois demonstrated a class of walking bio-bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with … Continue Reading Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command.