Hugh Herr heads MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics research group. He gave an inspiring speech at TED in March about his work developing advanced prosthetics and exoskeletons. Watch the whole speech below and learn about the future of bionic humans and cyborgs.
My gods. These are amazing. For those who have lost limbs or been born without, these are an AMAZING advancement.
… I do however have a qualm with their website saying “towards an end to disability”, because - while these are amazing, they don’t address disabilities other than loss of limb or use of limb. Even something like EDS wouldn’t really benefit from this… To say nothing of something like my narcolepsy.
What strixus said.
Other than that, I am a happy thing, right here and now.