Gesture-controlled prosthetic tech looks promising (Tomorrow Daily 301)Jeff and Ashley cover an artificial limb that uses external armbands to move and a robot designed to scavenge radioactive material in locations too dangerous for humans.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the Internet welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe. i'm Jeff Cannata. And I'm Ashley Escava you are watching one of our Monday through Wednesday episodes which are rapid fire quick headlines They act as kind of like homework for our Thursday's show. Yeah, and then Thursday, we hit you with the deep dive on those stories, 45-minute extravaganza with a guest. There might be a little bit of torturing of me this week. Honestly, there's actually, yeah, there's definitely Torture this week. You should tune in to see that, but for now let's check out the headlines. [MUSIC] Robots, they are around to do the things that we do not want to do. And in this case that means swimming in a radiated waters. Even though Japan's Fukushima disaster was five years ago, there's still a lot of clean up that needs to be done inside the power plant. Toshiba is helping out by providing a giant aquatic robot to help clear spent fuel rods. pods out of reactor three's pools. Cameras will allow people to see the clean up as it takes place and the robot is scheduled to start its work sometime next year. No word on what will happen to the robot once its work is complete though, since it's likely to be too dangerous for humans to come into contact with. I'm guessing all of that radiation will make the sentient over time and that will be the. Plot of Fallout 5. Oh, we can only hope. You're welcome, Bethesda. [LAUGH] In other news, prosthetics are a really interesting place right now, for technology to be in. And Johns Hopkins University is showing off a very interesting step forward. The University is using gesture control to help amputees. One man in particular Johnny Matheny got the chance to use two Myo armbands to control a robotic limb via muscle movement in his upper arm. The University's applied physics lab thinks set ups like this are really important Steps towards non invasive and lower cost prosthetics for amputees that can still complete precise tasks and recreate more natural movement. As for [UNKNOWN], he says it is unlike any prosthetic arm he's ever worn. So this still requires a computer as a middle man between the muscle and the prosthetic But I think this is a really important step and it's certainly really exciting. Yeah, it's exciting for everybody. Yeah. Because gesture controls are awesome. If you guys want to comment on any of the stories you've heard this week in our rapid fire shows, you can use the hashtag #HEYTD And use it on Twitter so that we see it. Yeah, and if we like what you say we might incorporate it into our [UNKNOWN] on Thursday. Yeah. So now that we're done with our headlines, let's check out out phone-togropher of today. [MUSIC] Our phone-togropher of the day today is Rafael who snapped this gorgeous Picture on his Nexus 6. He wrote, hello Tomorrow Daily. My name is Rafael, and I wanted to send this photo I took on the Nexus 6 of the Baluarte Bridge in Mexico. Which is the tallest suspension bridge in the world. To you guys. I give you guys full permission of this photo, and good job on the show, and keep on trucking. Well I won't be trucking over that bridge cuz bridges are terrifying. Really? I think that bridge looks beautiful- It is really, it is pretty amazing, it's gorgeous- Suspension bridges are awesome looking. They are kind of incredible feats of engineering- Yeah. So I will give you credit for that Raphael for snapping such an amazing picture If you guys wanna submit your phonetography, please do. Email us, the email's down here firstname.lastname@example.org. Give us permission to use the picture on the show. Attach it to your email because that's important. [LAUGH] And also tell us a little story about it because we love your stories about how you came across these gorgeous images. Yeah, hey, we're available on all kinds of social media. You'll see links everywhere for the show, for us individually, even for our producer Logan. You wanna reach out, we love hearing from ya. We'll be back, tomorrow's our long show. Tomorrow. It's gonna be awesome. It is, it's our long episode. We'll be checking out the tesla suit. Yes. If you guys didn't see our coverage on tesla suit last week, it's a Starter. I highly recommend you get a little familiar with it, because we're going to make Jeff try it on.>>Puttin' it on.>>And we might shock him a little bit.>>Going to the future, everybody Yeah, he's going to go to the future, on camera on the show tomorrow. Don't miss it. But until then, be good humans, see you guys next time, bye, bye. [MUSIC]