A newly designed bionic eye is safe and stable for long-term implantation, researchers conclude following a three-month study in sheep. The discovery paves the way for human trials of the bionic device.
Researchers report Xenobots, a computer-designed, hand-assembled organism can find and gather single cells, and assemble "baby" Xenobots. After a few days, the immature Xanobots can also find cells and replicate themselves.
Researchers have identified how specific neurons in the cuneate nucleus help filter distracting information to coordinate dexterous movements. The findings have implications for the development of new prosthetics and robotic equipment that can fine-tune movement based on the sense of touch.
A newly developed bionic arm combines motor control with touch and hand movement sensations, allowing those with upper-arm amputations to behave and react as though they haven't lost their limb.
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.