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Bionic Fingertip Gives Amputee a Sense of Touch
By Steve Crowe · 10 March, 2016 • An amputee is able to feel rough or smooth textures in real-time using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in his upper arm.
Parker Hannifin Indego Exoskeleton Receives FDA Clearance
By Steve Crowe · 10 March, 2016 • The Food and Drug Administration has given Parker Hannifin permission to market and sell its Indego exoskeleton for clinical and personal use in the United States. Parker Hannifin said it will commercially launch Indego in the US in the coming months.
Robot City Being Built in Japan
By Steve Crowe · 18 February, 2016 • Exoskeleton startup Cyberdyne is building Cybernic City, a development in Japan that will feature robot helpers that work in the medical, industrial and agricultural industries. Cyberdyne wants to make visible progress on Cybernic City by 2020.
ReWalk Exoskeleton Reluctantly Covered by Insurance Co.
By Steve Crowe · 16 February, 2016 • After an independent medical review organization overturned the initial denial of coverage, an insurance company in the Northwestern United States will reluctantly cover the $69,500 cost of a beneficiary's ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton.
Talking Exoskeletons with suitX Founder Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni
By RT Staff · 12 February, 2016 • We caught up with suitX CEO and founder Dr. Kazerooni to get his insights on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one. We also discuss the role insurance companies play in the exoskeleton industry and, of course, suitX's Phoenix exoskeleton that's due out in March 2016.
AI Picks Carolina Panthers to Win Super Bowl 50
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Microsoft Cortana and an AI simulation from EA Sports Madden NFL 16 predict the Carolina Panthers to beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
3D Printing Plays Major Role in Super Bowl 50
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
Watch: LDRIC Robot Golfer Hits Hole-in-One
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Watch this robot golfer pay homage to Tiger Woods by hitting a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
suitX Phoenix Exoskeleton is Lightweight and ‘Affordable’
By Steve Crowe · 2 February, 2016 • The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton, which will be available in March 2016, weighs 27 pounds and costs $40,000, both of which are relatively low when compared to other exoskeletons.
Phoenix99 Bionic Eye to Begin Human Trials
By RT Staff · 29 January, 2016 • Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to begin human trials of the Phoenix99, a fully implantable bionic eye that has the world’s first neural stimulation technology. The scientists want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years.
How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries
By Judy Lin, UCLA Media Relations · 27 January, 2016 • UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it.
Watch: Man Lifts Mini Cooper with DIY Exoskeleton
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2016 • Engineer James Hobson built himself an exoskeleton that allowed him to easily lift a 2,524lb Mini Cooper.
Exoskeleton Market to Reach $1.8B in 2025
By Steve Crowe · 22 December, 2015 • A new report from ABI Research predicts the robotic exoskeleton sector to reach $1.8 billion in 2025, up from $68 million in 2014, for a CAGR of 39.6%.
VA Now Pays for ReWalk’s Exoskeleton for Veterans
By Steve Crowe · 17 December, 2015 • The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will now cover the cost of ReWalk Robotics' exoskeleton for eligible paralyzed veterans. The exoskeleton costs $69,500 and was too expensive for many injured veterans.
Are We Close to Star Wars-like Prosthetics?
By Martin Sayers, Colin Smith, Imperial College London · 4 December, 2015 • Imperial College London discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future.

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