New Scientist reports that a dock in South Korea is testing out robotic frames that you wear to help you lift more and become one step closer to the Singularity, well maybe not the last part.
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Starwood is rolling out robotic room service at their properties ready to drop off your $35 cheeseburger and fries. From Gulliver: “The butler known as a “botlr” is being tested in its Cupertino hotel in Silicon Valley (naturally) with a view to expanding its presence worldwide. Botlrs come complete with bow ties and resemble a cutesy cross between Disney’s Wall-E and R2-D2 from Star Wars. As well as having novelty value, they are capable of delivering room-service orders by navigating lifts and corridors before dialling the occupant’s room number to announce their arrival”
The wetware used to bridge brains with hardware and software continues to evolve. A quadriplegic patient is now able to control their handle via their brain by bridging across the affected neurons with the assistance of mind-reading software.
A chip reads the patients mind then translates that thought to a stimulation sleeve sitting on their arm allowing them to control their hand.
Check out the first publicly available motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again.
It just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so