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Segway inventor's 'Star Wars'-style robot arm gets go-ahead

Dean Kamen has since turned his mind to creating a revolutionary robotic arm that's now gained FDA approval.

By May. 12, 2014


Paralysed woman controls robot arm using tiny brain implant

A paralysed woman has used a mind-controlled robot arm to take her first independent sip of coffee in 15 years.

By May. 18, 2012


Dean Kamen: Cultural inertia is main tech barrier

Inventor says societal priorities and resistance to change slow adoption of potentially superior tech, including a water purification and power generation system he developed for poor countries.

By Apr. 30, 2010


Paralyzed woman moves robotic arm using thought alone

Using the BrainGate neural interface system, a woman paralyzed by a brainstem stroke serves herself coffee for the first time in 15 years.

By May. 17, 2012


'60 Minutes' video: The Pentagon's bionic arm

In all the wonders of modern medicine, building a robotic arm with a fully functioning hand has not been remotely possible. But that is starting to change.

By Apr. 13, 2009


What Dean Kamen plans to show off

News.com's Ina Fried has the scoop on what Kamen will demonstrate Thursday. It's a new kind of prosthetic arm.

By May. 28, 2008


Inventor Kamen pitches tech for world's poor

Segway inventor Dean Kamen discusses his firm's two "black boxes" that clean water and make power for the developing world. He's still looking for ways to deploy them.

By Oct. 21, 2008