Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 3…
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Comments 23

  1. Will Sambo

    everyone with an exoskeleton? Sorry but I completely disagree with that
    statement. Just watch “Wall-E” for having an idea about “how the man would
    look like with helping for everything”

  2. Wisler A

    This technology is amazing, though I don’ see whats stopping it from being
    used to remotely control androids in the battle field.

  3. DeepbloodFang

    I like that disabilities can be compensated for…however, the idea of
    relying on exoskeletons for everyday movements doesn’t feel right, humans
    will become extremely frail with time because our bodies will not be used
    to using our own muscles.

  4. House of Mr.Glebson

    To be honest, I think the robots and exoskeletns is not a good idea! It
    ruins the reality. Think about sports. We will all be the same at sports?
    That’s sad! There will be no competition. The only good part is to use
    exoskeletons for people that CAN’T walk or run themeselves.

  5. Dylan Sardar

    This. This is the true purpose of technology and devlopment..This makes us
    human. not the purpose of using it to massacre eachother for wrong
    ideological/Cultural reasons :(

  6. Elaine Barlow

    *Absolutely Extraordinary Talk. A MUST Watch*

    [Elaine says: MAKE the TIME.]

    *Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT’s Biomechatronics group develop
    artificial limbs that complete or augment the human body. His presentation
    is amazing*.

  7. romanmir01

    this was going fine until around minute 14 he started yapping about ‘human
    right to not be disabled’ and such nonsense, which implies that the society
    should be somehow obligated to provide people with these tools. That’s
    fucking disgusting! People should be able to access the best tools
    available to us if they can afford it and the free market ensures that
    prices go down and accessibility goes up, which is, by the way why
    governments should never be allowed in medical treatment or insurance in
    the first place, which was the first moment in this presentation that I
    actively disliked it, when he started talking about medicare and medicaid.

  8. Aion Rheeze

    Ok I see the purpose of the fake legs and etc.

    But once that settles and we get comfy, do you plan to force the mark of
    the beast on us knowing we’d accept it easily just because it has a good
    purpose?

    Nice try Satan.

  9. Maxim Zviagintsev

    If we accept the proposition that humans are not disabled, a person can
    never be broken. Our built in environment and technologies are broken and
    disable. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend
    disability through technological innovation.
    Indeed through fundamental advances in bionics in this century, we will get
    the technological foundation for an enhanced human experience and we will
    end disability.

    Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

  10. Kimberly Brink-Castleberry

    I’m a huge fan of robotics that improves lives..

    And so not only do I post a lot about robotics but I post a lot about
    adaptive technology…

    So it’s really cool to see them finally starting to develop the
    microprocessing technology necessary to do things as complicated as the
    data-sensing necessary to provide ankles in prosthetics.

    Check out the +Ted Talks below or learn more here:
    http://www.cnet.com/news/building-a-better-bionic-ankle/?ttag=gpwl via +CNET
    

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