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exoskeletons

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A visit to the heart of European space research

Road Trip 2011: An hour south of Amsterdam, the European Space Agency maintains ESTEC, its primary environmental testing and research hub. This is where ESA readies satellites for space and much more.

By Jun. 24, 2011

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3D-printed £1,200 exoskeleton Titan Arm wins Dyson award

Titan Arm, a prototype powered upper-body exoskeleton, has just won the 2013 James Dyson Award for design and engineering.

By Nov. 6, 2013

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Gaming exoskeleton to pair with Oculus Rift headset at CES 2014

PrioVR, the full-body tracking suit, rebounds from its failed Kickstarter with a fully-functional prototype at CES 2014 that will pair with the Oculus Rift headset.

By Jan. 5, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Military hunts for real-life Iron Man armor

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit would give the wearer superhuman strength, night vision, and better protection from gunfire.

By Oct. 10, 2013

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'RoboCop' not so sci-fi anymore

Nanosuits, powerful prosthetics, and brain-computer interfacing seemed far-fetched when the original movie hit theaters. Now, with a remake nearly three decades later, the plot is closer to reality than you may think.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Future of search and rescue: Cockroaches piloted by Kinect

By fitting cockroaches with microphones and speakers, rescuers may be able to detect voices of people in trapped buildings.

By Jun. 28, 2013

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Tired of clunky batteries? Slap on these power leg braces

With more military gadgets, soldiers are weighed down by batteries. These braces produce power through walking, lightening the load.

By Nov. 30, 2012

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Tech Retrospect: Apple's CarPlay revs up and Bitcoin creator supposedly exposed

Miss a few stories this week? We'll get you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By Mar. 7, 2014