A Cyborg Arm That Doesn't Suck

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_mLumx-6Y"]YouTube - Dean Kamen's Robotic "Luke" Arm[/ame]

The guy behind the arm is Dean Kamen, and this guy is on a roll. He invented the Segway (...it's a piece of a crap but it's still something) and was recently on the Colbert Report to show off his water purifier (I forgot who made the thread, but it's somewhere in the forum), among other things:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Kamen

I gotta say, this kind of technology excites me tremendously. If they can get the dexterity down pat and maybe, at some point, make it strong enough to crush a child's skull, I might not be so uh...hesitant...about losing a limb or limbs in one of the various wars we've got going.

Side note: Embedded videos? ****ing awesome, guys. Thanks Skyrider.
 

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Wow, if they can do that now, I can only imagine what it'll be like in the future. Science fiction becomes science fact.

My question is what happens when you spill liquid on that thing? Does it break?
 
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I imagine anything sensitive or worth protecting would have some kind of barrier over it, in much the same way wires have plastic wrapped around it, both for its and our protection.
 
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Wow this is great.
Perhaps in a few years you can actually get this stuff out to the people who need them.

I know a guy who lost his left arm .. he might freak out when he sees this xD
 
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That's absolutely amazing. I haven't been this excited since I was a kid...

YOU CAN EMBED VIDOES!?
 
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The Shiyo is impressed.

Ghost in the Shell, here we come!
 
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"We're sorry, this video is no longer available."

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Crazy Youtube is ****ing with me.
 

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