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A step toward creating a bio-robot hybrid | KurzweilAI

A step toward creating a bio-robot hybrid | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Would it be possible to integrate biological components with advanced robotics, using biological cells to do machine-like functions and interface with an electronic nervous system — in effect, creating an autonomous, multi-cellular biohybrid robot?

 

...manipulation of signal transduction pathways is one way to interface cells with electronics. So the researchers genetically engineered protein cells from a Chinese hamster ovary to produce nitric oxide (NO) in response to visible light. Here’s how:

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Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine

Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Video: Singularity Hub’s recent interview with Ray Kurzweil

 

The interview with Kurzweil focused at first on his new book to be released November 13 “How to Create a Mind”, but then moved on to broader topics, such as Kurzweil’s more general thoughts on the future of man and machine, and Kurzweil’s personal goals for his work. The interview features a closeup, raw style.

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Bebionic: Bionic Hands Are Getting Closer To The Real Thing

Bebionic: Bionic Hands Are Getting Closer To The Real Thing | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The bebionic is tightening its grip on its reputation as one of the world’s most advanced prosthetic hands. Watching a recent video of an amputee with the bebionic and it’s clear that bionics are nearing the point where they are no longer awkward and insufficient substitutes but life-changing replacements that give back much of what was so dearly lost.

 

See video about the 'Terminator arm'

 

For more on robotic hands:

http://www.gizmag.com/robot-rebuilt-sensitive-robotic-hands/25263/

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Nathan Heath's curator insight, March 24, 2014 12:40 AM

Bebionic is clearly displaying why they are the leading company  in the development and production of prosthetic limbs. Bebionic are currently developing the world's most advanced prosthetic hands, known as the 'Terminator arm'.

 

This new technology will allow amputees to once again be able to undertake activities that require the use of both limbs.

 

 

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Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, Tour

Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, Tour | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ra Ra Riot drew inspiration from "the works of cyberpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil's musings on technological singularity and transhumanism," according to a press release. Sounds like a bit of a departure from their nautical beginnings.

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