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Researchers in Imperial College London and the University of Freiburg are developing a robotic arm as an extra limb to extend human abilities.

Summary

A few of the points made by Caleb White writing in The Science Times:
  • The robotic limb can be an augmentation to improve an individual's capability.
  • Robotic limbs are currently being developed, but most are operated via a joystick or other hand controls, with only a few mind-controlled prostheses available.
  • The technology allows users to work with up to four lightweight wearable robotic arms.
  • Human augmentation refers to technologies that enhance a human's productivity or capacity and becomes a persistent and intuitive part of one's identity.

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