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(9 News)   Woman shows off the first brain-controlled robotic arm. Researchers can't attach the arm to men yet until they've had time to either remove all porn from the internet or really strengthen that shoulder joint   (9news.com) divider line 33
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2012-05-20 11:39:41 PM
Gonna need stronger wrists, too.

Because you ain't never gonna get porn off the internet.
 
2012-05-20 11:47:35 PM

SmackLT: Gonna need stronger wrists, too.

Because you ain't never gonna get porn off the internet.


Why bother with wrists? Just put a fleshlight at the end of the arm.
 
2012-05-21 12:37:32 AM
+1 subby
 
2012-05-21 01:38:26 AM
Here is video.

Link
 
2012-05-21 01:39:27 AM
Yes, it does open in a new window.
 
2012-05-21 02:08:24 AM

SmackLT: Gonna need stronger wrists, too.

Because you ain't never gonna get porn off the internet.


media.ove.cybermage.se

Agrees
 
2012-05-21 02:16:45 AM
Wouldn't you be more worried about tearing it out by the root, guys?
 
2012-05-21 03:40:00 AM
"We can rebuild her. We have the technology...."

Indeed.
 
2012-05-21 06:24:59 AM
It's amazing what brainpower can do.
 
2012-05-21 06:51:12 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: SmackLT: Gonna need stronger wrists, too.

Because you ain't never gonna get porn off the internet.

[media.ove.cybermage.se image 640x453]

Agrees


Heh. I watched that episode in rerun on UPN last night.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't have an ER code for "Robot arm gripping a man's penis".
 
2012-05-21 06:57:35 AM

Chariset: Wouldn't you be more worried about tearing it out by the root, guys?


You'll rip your dick off.
 
2012-05-21 06:59:40 AM
Very cool
 
2012-05-21 07:08:53 AM
I see that by using hot coffee they managed to focus her mind on the task in hand (and I hope for her sake the robotics division was located next to the burns unit)
 
2012-05-21 07:32:39 AM
Yeah, but it took the arm, like, 15 minutes just to get the thermos to her lips.

"..rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRrrrrrrrrrr *click!*"
 
2012-05-21 07:44:05 AM

jso2897: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: SmackLT: Gonna need stronger wrists, too.

Because you ain't never gonna get porn off the internet.

[media.ove.cybermage.se image 640x453]

Agrees

Heh. I watched that episode in rerun on UPN last night.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't have an ER code for "Robot arm gripping a man's penis".


Maybe 8E0Y3CZ?
 
2012-05-21 08:15:11 AM
 
2012-05-21 08:16:57 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

I'll take four.
 
2012-05-21 08:26:46 AM
i758.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 08:57:19 AM
I was watching teh Science Channel the other day and they had some show narrated by Stephen Hawking about amazing technological devices that would improve our future. One was a wheelchair controlled solely by brainwaves. While it was VERY cool, as this device in the article, I have to wonder about the irony of Stephen Hawking extolling the virtue of this technology, while not yet being able to use it himself. So close, yet so far. I would be EXTREMELY frustrated and angry that such technology was juuuuuust out of reach.

That said, I wonder if the same technological principles could be used to pick words out of a dictionary, so that Stephen Hawking and others with his affliction would not need to rely on an intern/employee to painstakingly work out, letter by letter, word by word, what they wanted to say. The interface might be similar to a pulldown menu - think the trigger for "A" and the dictionary pages for "A" show up, then you narrow it down again by thinking the trigger for "S", and the pages for "As" display and so on until you get the word narrowed down exactly. Hell, even a page forward/page backward/word up/word down. You'd need at 26 triggers for the alphabet, 2 triggers for case, 1 trigger for punctuation page, then for triggers for navigation (page back, forward, item up, item down). That's 33 that I can think of. Maybe more triggers for common punctuation like spaces, commas and periods. All the math symbols Hawking would need would be on the punctuation page.

Can this technology discern that many different triggers? Imagine how much faster someone could communicate if they were in Hawkings shoes. Damn I wish I were more knowledgeable than I am about actually DOING stuff like this.
 
2012-05-21 09:34:32 AM
FTA: "A paralyzed Taunton woman"

media.lunch.com

O RLY?
 
2012-05-21 09:34:43 AM
"Woman shows off the first brain-controlled robotic arm."

Call me when they add a 'y' to the end of that sentence.
 
2012-05-21 09:39:08 AM
"Just be sure to practice on a hot dog first so you don't rip it off"

/Family Guy
 
2012-05-21 11:37:22 AM

Chariset: Wouldn't you be more worried about tearing it out by the root, guys?


My surgeon has assured me that it won't happen again.
 
2012-05-21 11:50:58 AM
www.wikinoticia.com
 
2012-05-21 11:54:47 AM
Well the awakening is due this year, so we're right on target.
 
2012-05-21 12:07:18 PM

AbiNormal: [www.wikinoticia.com image 640x360]


"Where's the rest of the robot?"
"I've only built the arm."
"Because that's all you needed, right?"
 
2012-05-21 12:26:47 PM

tafka: Well the awakening is due this year, so we're right on target.


You win the matrix.
 
2012-05-21 12:47:50 PM
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"HOWAARRRRDD! I THOUGHT YOU GOT RID OF THAT THING!"
 
2012-05-21 01:50:49 PM
Meh, the army is working on brain controlled helmets that would be able to send silent messages to other people wearing the same hlemet.

Yes, your tax dollars are going to support that research.

Yes, I do suspect someone watched one too many episodes of Whedons' Dollhouse and said "Man, how awesome would that be!?!"
 
2012-05-21 02:24:21 PM
Dutch techno-rudder anybody?
 
2012-05-21 02:30:56 PM
 
2012-05-21 02:31:49 PM

Lunaville: Meh, the army is working on brain controlled helmets that would be able to send silent messages to other people wearing the same hlemet.

Yes, your tax dollars are going to support that research.

Yes, I do suspect someone watched one too many episodes of Whedons' Dollhouse and said "Man, how awesome would that be!?!"


Or there is a lot of fans of Ghost in the Shell.
 
2012-05-21 03:29:46 PM
i45.tinypic.com

Unimpressed.
 
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