Ex-Machina (2015) Rating: 7.8/10 Directed and Written by Alex Garland Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac Log-Line: A young programmer is selected to participate in a groundbreaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Teen Uses 3D Printer to Make Robotic Prosthetic Arms for $500 - This is the work of 17-year-old Easton LaChappelle from Colorado. He has used a 3D printer to create a fully functional prosthetic arm and hand that comes with robotic technology. The hand can grip and hold things; even cooler, the 3D-printed robotic prosthetic arm can cost less than $500 to make. | Mobilemag
This new artificial limb is powered by rocket fuel. A team of mechanical engineers has created an prosthetic leg that is powered by a special type of liquid fuel called a monopropellant — the same kind of fuel that gives rockets their thrust. The new device could usher in the next generation of prosthetics — powerful and light-weight artificial limbs that will look and function more like the real thing.
Honda Makes Public New Robotic Walking Assist Device. Honda is clearly committed to robotic assist devices for the elderly and patients with neurological disorders as they announce their second iteration of a walking assist machine that automatically adds strength into patient’s step. Looking back on the last version, Honda went ahead and extended the concept in the new device to help with lifting of the legs, and supporting of body weight, not just adding energy to the step at the hip.
Astuko winced as the wires in her new leg connected to those on her leg. Still, she gritted her teeth and closed her eyes, as the nails bored into her thigh. "That's the last one," she told her friends as it adjusted. She felt nervous: this was the first time she'd made her own prosthetics, instead of her mom or BayMax making them.