Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

Source: Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman – The New York Times

A team at the University of Maryland is developing drone technology to deliver organs faster and give doctors timely updates on their transit.

Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals – The New York Times

A prosthetic voice decodes what the brain intends to say and generates (mostly) understandable speech, no muscle movement needed.

Man using world’s first thought-controlled prosthetic

Two years after surviving a car crash but losing his arm, Junius Moore — the first recipient of DEKA Research and Development’s “LUKE Arm” — will be able to work in his restaurant and play with his 7-year-old son again.

Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! | Smart News | Smithsonian

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In an attempt to harness the power of pop, researchers went against the grain to push the boundaries of this staple starch

Source: Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! | Smart News | Smithsonian

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscle Tissue to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they’re a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.

Source: New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscle Tissue to Move