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Boston Dynamics’ Spot, bionic kangaroos and even ants – biomimetics allows us to replicate almost any living thing. But why do roboticists look to animals for inspiration, what do they do at ITMO, and how do you make a robot act “natural”?

Biomimetics: The Science of Robo-Animals

People living with disabilities don't want special treatment; they want equal opportunity. The ability to act independently of, and at the same time connect with, others when moving, communicating, learning, working, and socializing.

Connected IoT tech promotes accessibility for all

It’s been known for some time that organic neuromorphic robots can learn. Now they can move too. Autonomously.

Human-like brain helps robot out of a maze

System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.

Magnets could offer better control of prosthetic limbs

Neuralink is an ambitious startup backed by Elon Musk that hopes to rid the world of brain-related illnesses using a coin-sized chip

Neuralink: The Company That Wants To Put A Chip In Your Head

How are bioprosthetics made? How are they attached to the body and controlled? How are they different from other prosthetics and is it true it will be possible to move them with our minds in the future?

Bioprosthetics: Can They Really Be Controlled With Our Minds?

The BionicSwifts, an invention by the company Festo is an agile aerial acrobatic robot that is based of the model of a swallow.

BionicSwifts: Flying Artificial Swallow Robot

Luvas Extensoras Biônicas (LEB): Bionic Extension Gloves when "worn" by a person who keeps their hands closed most of the time due to neurological, motor and other problems, are able to extend their fingers by opening their hands as wide as possible.

Bionic Extension Gloves enable to play piano

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Open Bionics is creating the next generation of prosthetic limbs. What sets these apart from traditional prosthetics is that all of the mechanical parts are 3D printed, bringing along considerable cost-savings.

Open Bionics: 3D printed prosthetic limbs

How can Additive Manufacturing apply to biomedical technologies? Through this interview with French Doctor of Research Christophe Marquette, discover 3D printed skin.

Interview: How 3D printing forsters biomedical developments

Researchers use microelectronics to enhance jellyfish swimming

Bionic Jellyfish Swim Faster and More Efficiently

Device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

Engineers design bionic "heart" for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices

Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. Now, engineers have come up with more stable prostheses.

A prosthetic foot that can handle tough ground

Researchers hope the glove’s stimulation will have the same impact as more traditional exercise programs.

A vibrating glove could help stroke survivors regain hand function

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