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MIT designs 'Dr Octopus' robotic limbs

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

Researchers have developed advanced robotic arms similar to those used by Spiderman's nemesis.


Offering the potential to revolutionize the construction and manufacturing industries, the MIT's Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) were outlined at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong this week.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:30 AM

Huh. So, well, um, cool? (I'm confused. I cant figure out if this is cool or dumb.)

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:56 AM

View PostJyre Cayce, on 08 June 2014 - 04:30 AM, said:

Huh. So, well, um, cool? (I'm confused. I cant figure out if this is cool or dumb.)

Yeah I was kind of watching this with raised eyebrows...It is definitely a nice piece of design and technology work, well done for that.....But then I kind of just thought....why? lol. I am sure it has an application beyond erm...pretending to be a Spider-man villain but I was just a bit baffled as to what it would be lol :no:

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:28 AM

I like the idea, but am not sure if the technology is there yet. Might be very useful for those people with missing arms?

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:58 AM


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

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