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From the Ted Talk by Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that "feels"

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We built our own arm at the Rehab Institute of Chicago where we've added some wrist floxein and shdloeur jintos to get up to six motors, or six degrees of freedom. And we've had the opportunity to work with some very advanced arms that were funded by the U.S. military, using these prototypes, that had up to 10 different degrees of freedom including movable hands. But at the end of the day, how do we tell these robotic arms what to do? How do we control them? Well we need a neural iatefrcne, a way to cnceont to our nervous system or our tuohght processes so that it's intuitive, it's natural, like for you and I.

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We built our own arm at the Rehab Institute of Chicago where we've added some wrist _______ and ________ ______ to get up to six motors, or six degrees of freedom. And we've had the opportunity to work with some very advanced arms that were funded by the U.S. military, using these prototypes, that had up to 10 different degrees of freedom including movable hands. But at the end of the day, how do we tell these robotic arms what to do? How do we control them? Well we need a neural _________, a way to _______ to our nervous system or our _______ processes so that it's intuitive, it's natural, like for you and I.

Solution

  1. flexion
  2. connect
  3. interface
  4. shoulder
  5. joints
  6. thought

Original Text

We built our own arm at the Rehab Institute of Chicago where we've added some wrist flexion and shoulder joints to get up to six motors, or six degrees of freedom. And we've had the opportunity to work with some very advanced arms that were funded by the U.S. military, using these prototypes, that had up to 10 different degrees of freedom including movable hands. But at the end of the day, how do we tell these robotic arms what to do? How do we control them? Well we need a neural interface, a way to connect to our nervous system or our thought processes so that it's intuitive, it's natural, like for you and I.

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