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Video: MABEL Mimics Human Gait

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Charles Murray
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Prosthetic limbs
Charles Murray   10/18/2012 5:25:12 PM
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Great point about the effect of the research on the design of prosthetic limbs. Wearers of prostheses often have to deal with a very unnatural gait that's caused by their prosthetic legs. Many take a step and then swing the prostheses, which is said to be terribly uncomfortable for them. If an engineer could design a limb that provides a natural gait, that would be huge step forward. 

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=229761

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/18/2012 7:43:23 PM
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I agree, Chuck. It's good to see robot research that isn't just aimed at military uses.

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mrdon   10/19/2012 12:37:10 PM
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I agree with both you and Charles about robotics research not under Military eyes. Occassionally its nice to see robotics being used in a non destructive capacity. Also, here's a link on Oregon State University Robotics Lab. Keep the robotics articles coming. I really enjoy them.

http://mime.oregonstate.edu/research/drl/robots/

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/22/2012 12:50:06 PM
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mrdon, thanks for that link. I'm always happy to find new sources of robotics research.



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mrdon   10/22/2012 1:08:40 PM
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Hi Ann, Your quite welcome about the link. I find the subject of robotics to be fascinating and it has no application boundaries. The articles you write definitely illustrates that! Keep them coming!!!

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gsmith120   11/4/2012 2:38:03 PM
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Very nice and interesting article.  I always enjoy reading the robot stories. This one is really interesting kind of makes me think irobot.  Before me know it will be hard to tell a robot from a real human.   I'm planning on working on my PhD and my thesis idea is based on one of the mimicking robots.

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