Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period.
Bartender by night, maker and tinkerer by day, Keahi Seymour has invented a transport design that uses the energy created by running naturally and amplifies his run speed up to 25 mph. The spring-loaded boots, made of speargun springs, carbon fiber and metal isn’t a vision of the future, it is the future.
A man who lost an eye in a shooting accident has been turned into an ‘eyeborg’, after doctors fitted a tiny camera into his eye socket.