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Festo Bionic Handling Assistant Shows Humans and Machines Can Work Together [Video]

Festo Bionic Handling Assistant Shows Humans and Machines Can Work Together [Video]

Until they become sentient and ultimately lead to the destruction of human kind. Oh, wait, that's a movie. Anyway, we'd love to introduce you to the Bionic Handling Assitant, and the crazy mechanical arms that they are. And yes, those are pincers at the end of those long metallic trunks. The company behind the pair of arms believes these will improve some integral pieces of the machine/human equation, but we think they may terrify some folks.

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Touch Bionics unveils world’s first bionic finger

Touch Bionics unveils world’s first bionic finger

For many years, losing a limb or a finger meant that you simply went the rest of your life with a ridged non-articulating prosthetic limb at best. If a finger was lost the person never really had a chance to get the dexterity lost back, which could mean a significant impact to the quality of life the person lived.

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Bionic Eye AR app for iPhone 3GS [Video]

Bionic Eye AR app for iPhone 3GS [Video]

It's not quite as exciting as a motorized head-up display, but Bionic Eye for the iPhone 3GS does at least save you from squeezing into some Lycra and leaping aboard the nearest push-bike.  Currently available in the App Store, Bionic Eye is another augmented reality (AR) app which overlays information about the immediate environment onto a real-time camera view.  In this case, it uses a POI database including restaurants, WiFi hotspots, subway stations and more.

Video demo after the cut

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Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Yeah they have four drivers in each custom molded ear-bud, but come on, $1150? They appear to be energy efficient too only costing you/your connected device 1mW of power for 110dB’s of sound.

$1150!! I still can’t stop obsessing over the cost of these things! Yeah sure, you can’t even afford a physical system that included 4 subs, 2 mid ranges, and 2 tweeters for less than that, let alone being able to divide all that by two and then cram on half in each ear, but still.

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

I'm in two minds about this story - impressed, because nanotechnology is cool and tiny robots are even cooler, but more than a little disturbed at the idea of killer robots flying around and zapping people in the neck.  Reuters is reporting that Israel are developing a bionic hornet that could chase, photograph and eventually kill enemy combatants or terrorists.  Able to navigate tightly confined areas and so small as to be difficult to target by traditional weaponry, the concept is expected to reach prototype stage within three years. 

It's uncertain as yet whether the robots would be remotely controlled or have some sort of AI, though a combination of both is perhaps most likely; general targeting by remote, while short-range sensors automatically manage obstacle avoidance, tracking and flight. 

Israel developing anti-militant "bionic hornet" [Reuters]

ReWalk exoskeleton allows paraplegic to walk the streets and stairs

ReWalk exoskeleton allows paraplegic to walk the streets and stairs

ReWalk Robotics has an exoskeleton that is designed to allow paraplegics to walk again. That exoskeleton is called the ReWalk Personal 6.0. The man strapped on the exoskeleton and used it to walk up and down the streets of New York City. ReWalk says that it always intended the exoskeleton to be used in the community and that it didn't want to create a device only usable in physical therapy settings.

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Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge sells for $91K because it was number 66

Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge sells for $91K because it was number 66

The Iron Man version of Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is a pretty sweet limited edition variant, especially if you're a fan of the Avengers or Marvel comic in general. Sure, one would expect to pay a bit of a premium price for a limited edition, but would you pay over $91,000? Well, one customer in China did. Chinese internet retailer JD.com, auctioned off the Iron Man S6 Edge, receiving 92,429 bids in total, with yesterday's winner paying 568,788 Yuan, or roughly US$91,600.

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Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 lands in Europe in September

Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 lands in Europe in September

The PS4 has been around long enough that pretty much everyone who wants one has one. That doesn't mean there isn't a market for a new limited edition device though and a new one is heading to Europe in September. This limited edition console is to go along with the game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In addition to landing in Europe, gamers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to get hands on it on September 1.

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Wolverine claw glove is activated by flexing muscles

Wolverine claw glove is activated by flexing muscles

A bunch of weaponized gloves based on various superheroes exist, including ones that help kids and ones that shoot lasers powerful enough to pop balloons. Then there's this new Wolverine glove, which fits over one's hands and wrists and ejects pointed claws on command. That's nothing new. What is new is how you control it: by flexing your muscles, which causes the claws to pop out and presumably make some bad guy's day a little less productive.

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