cyborg

Return of the RoboRoach

Return of the RoboRoach

We talked about them back in MAKE issue 31, and we also had them on Maker Camp last year as part of our field trip to the NASA Neuroscience Lab, but now they have a Kickstarter project for the first commercially available cyborg.

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Ziwon Wang’s Cybernetic Kinetic Sculptures

Ziwon Wang’s Cybernetic Kinetic Sculptures

Ziwon Wang’s work explores the relationship between human and machine. His works are eerily familiar (uncanny valley, anyone?) and mechanized, with movement apparatuses exposed.

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Circuits That Stick to the Skin Like Temporary Tattoos

Circuits That Stick to the Skin Like Temporary Tattoos

Interesting item from John Rogers and co-workers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as reported in AAAS ScienceNow: “The new technology is the product of advances in several areas. One is in the active circuit components…”

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Beetleborg, certified Creep City

Beetleborg, certified Creep City

Cyborg insects, hybrids of insects and machines, have been under development in military R&D for a few years now (no, seriously). Now, electrical engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed an implantable radio-controlled neural stimulating device that allows them to control, with a fair degree of accuracy, the flight of an insect, in […]

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