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(Popular Science)   DARPA's brain-controlled robotic arm fast-tracked, could be available in four years, self aware in five, crushing human skulls in seven   (popsci.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, DARPA, human skull, robotic arm, Doctor Octopus, Aeon Flux, prosthetic arm  
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2011-02-16 08:06:34 PM  
How fast can it push a button?

I bet Ken and Brad could beat Watson with that implant.
 
2011-02-16 08:10:19 PM  
When will one of these be able to run on the electricity generated by the wearer

/dnrta
 
2011-02-16 08:10:44 PM  
Donald Anderson is at it again.
 
2011-02-16 08:14:22 PM  
I'm quadriplegic, this would be handy.
 
2011-02-16 08:17:06 PM  
You know, if you could give this thing some balance sensors you make this thing go cross-country by flipping end over end combined with grabbing here and there.
 
2011-02-16 08:19:17 PM  
How long till flesh can be grown over it?
 
2011-02-16 08:21:10 PM  
prying a weapon from cold, dead hands just got a lot harder
 
2011-02-16 08:26:47 PM  
It's not better then the original factory part, but it's darn close.
/applause.
 
2011-02-16 08:30:32 PM  
Holding out for cybernetic eyes, with thermographic imaging, and some good targeting software.

/Won't cost me that much humanity
//Might need to add a datajack though.
 
2011-02-16 08:30:40 PM  
The world wants to know what it will do with Sarah Connor.
 
2011-02-16 08:48:19 PM  

Klasik: How fast can it push a button?

I bet Ken and Brad could beat Watson with that implant.


over in one
 
2011-02-16 08:50:52 PM  

Nem Wan: How long till flesh can be grown over it?


don't know, but here is a spray on skin (new window)
 
2011-02-16 09:04:13 PM  
Could I get a second set of arms? That would be awesome.
 
2011-02-16 09:05:06 PM  
Damn, Watson reference in one. Came here to point out that we should totally throw a couple of these on him.

But seriously, robotics and AI have made some intriguing advancements the last few years. Throw a little Hendrix in and you've got a problem. Watson could totally be a clip that would work in that segment. As could this robotic arm.

/upside is they'll be our slaves before they rebel, so sweet livin' for a while
//will be an old man for the robot revolution
///unless biotech makes me immortal, then it would be a biatch to be killed by robots
 
2011-02-16 09:24:30 PM  
Servo actuators are so 20th century.

Trust me, that thing will be rehauled with electroactive polymers.
(Dubbed in the field as "artificial muscle")
 
2011-02-16 09:44:13 PM  
How long until it surpasses a normal arm?

/also transform into a gun
 
2011-02-16 09:53:27 PM  

DimensionalPunk: I'm quadriplegic, this would be handy.


I know I'm excited, high-five!
 
2011-02-16 09:59:40 PM  

TommyDeuce: Holding out for cybernetic eyes, with thermographic imaging, and some good targeting software.

/Won't cost me that much humanity
//Might need to add a datajack though.


Just make sure you install Speed Enhancement instead of Move Silently or you'll regret it.
 
2011-02-16 10:54:33 PM  

stealingisbad: How long until it surpasses a normal arm?


Oh please? A prosthetic that is superior to the real thing?

kellyreardon.dyndns.org

Oh...right.

/hot like tatooine
 
2011-02-16 11:06:59 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: You know, if you could give this thing some balance sensors you make this thing go cross-country by flipping end over end combined with grabbing here and there.


What? Have you never seen the Addams Family? A robotic Thing would be a million times cooler AND creepier. If you thought the robotic headless 'dog' DARPA came up with was spooky... yeesh.
 
2011-02-16 11:22:54 PM  

Nem Wan: How long till flesh can be grown over it?


Why would you ever want puny flesh grown over your farking awesome robot arm?

With the sole exception of being able to rip the flesh off at parties to reveal a shiny metallic arm underneath.
 
2011-02-16 11:27:56 PM  

TommyDeuce: Holding out for cybernetic eyes, with thermographic imaging, and some good targeting software.

/Won't cost me that much humanity
//Might need to add a datajack though.


And who says the singularity won't happen?
 
2011-02-16 11:33:55 PM  
Give me some automail with a built-in firearm and we're in business.

Seriously, I'm surprised more people with prosthetic arms don't have swords built in.
 
2011-02-17 12:07:49 AM  

T-Luv: Could I get a second set of arms? That would be awesome.


Damn, you beat me to it.

I do wonder if that would work, putting extra arms on a person. What sort of effect would that have on a body?
 
2011-02-17 12:42:42 AM  
www.babarshouse.com

Wants to know more.

/Hot
//Like a dry-humpy choker
 
2011-02-17 01:38:56 AM  

kenryoku_one: TommyDeuce: Holding out for cybernetic eyes, with thermographic imaging, and some good targeting software.

/Won't cost me that much humanity essence
//Might need to add a datajack though. (Not possible, the datajack terminal would have to be Beta-grade or better to handle the interference - and you'd be out 1.75 essence)

Just make sure you install Speed Enhancement instead of Move Silently or you'll regret it.


I'd prefer Muscle Toner Lv. 3 and Muscle Augementation Lv. 3, vat-grown auto-clone to shave off that oh-so-important .5 essence...

which you dump into Move-By-Wire Beta if you picked 'A' for your Fairy Cash. Phys Ads? I LAUGH at phys ads.

Remember; your dick is only as big as your Dice Pool. And unless you're using at least 18 of the boys, you should consider being the Wall instead of the Lancer.

/Running off 3rd Edition, as if it wasn't obvious.
//4th Edition seems to be the Bad Edition for RPGs (Call of Cthulhu being an even more egregious example than World of Dungeons and Dragons).
///Figured out a build that became rather popular with people in Billings I hadn't even PLAYED with: The Fleshie. 6s across the board for Body, Quickness and Intelligence. All bioware, no cyberware (save the M-B-W Beta). Double Deadly with a di-coated katana. Fark yeah. (Have taken out a Steel Lynx with a perfectly timed APFSDS arrow shot. Did not use guns, as the character would say (with a smile) "It's cheating."
 
2011-02-17 06:35:47 AM  
It'll also eliminate the wait for "the stranger."
 
2011-02-17 12:21:03 PM  
This is a really good thing. The driver behind this is the large number of GIs losing limbs. Current prosthetic technology has remained unchanged since the 1940's. This limb weighs the same as a natural limb and mimics the natural limbs mobility and dexterity.

Oh, they have skin for it too. Looks damn near real under clothes.
 
2011-02-17 12:24:03 PM  
Link

Forgot to post this.
 
2011-02-17 06:09:26 PM  

Jedekai: kenryoku_one: TommyDeuce: Holding out for cybernetic eyes, with thermographic imaging, and some good targeting software.

/Won't cost me that much humanity essence
//Might need to add a datajack though. (Not possible, the datajack terminal would have to be Beta-grade or better to handle the interference - and you'd be out 1.75 essence)

Just make sure you install Speed Enhancement instead of Move Silently or you'll regret it.

I'd prefer Muscle Toner Lv. 3 and Muscle Augementation Lv. 3, vat-grown auto-clone to shave off that oh-so-important .5 essence...

which you dump into Move-By-Wire Beta if you picked 'A' for your Fairy Cash. Phys Ads? I LAUGH at phys ads.

Remember; your dick is only as big as your Dice Pool. And unless you're using at least 18 of the boys, you should consider being the Wall instead of the Lancer.

/Running off 3rd Edition, as if it wasn't obvious.
//4th Edition seems to be the Bad Edition for RPGs (Call of Cthulhu being an even more egregious example than World of Dungeons and Dragons).
///Figured out a build that became rather popular with people in Billings I hadn't even PLAYED with: The Fleshie. 6s across the board for Body, Quickness and Intelligence. All bioware, no cyberware (save the M-B-W Beta). Double Deadly with a di-coated katana. Fark yeah. (Have taken out a Steel Lynx with a perfectly timed APFSDS arrow shot. Did not use guns, as the character would say (with a smile) "It's cheating."


4th Ed solved the salad bowl dice pool problem, balanced out the various "roles," and actually advanced the technology to something more realistic (a world without wireless? What is this, 1992?)... Er, I mean, "Go back to your basement, you power gaming mouth breather!!1!1"
 
2011-02-18 03:24:08 AM  
As cool as the arm is, I think the neural interface thing is even more mind blowing. Sure it is in its infancy as a technology, but theoretically instead of controlling just an arm, you could control an entire artificial body from great distances. Like a pilot flies UAV now from some remote safe base. For example, You could have an army of Robotic soldiers being controlled via a neural link by human soldiers at safe remote base.
 
2011-02-18 10:07:58 AM  

EwoksSuck: As cool as the arm is, I think the neural interface thing is even more mind blowing. Sure it is in its infancy as a technology, but theoretically instead of controlling just an arm, you could control an entire artificial body from great distances. Like a pilot flies UAV now from some remote safe base. For example, You could have an army of Robotic soldiers being controlled via a neural link by human soldiers at safe remote base.


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