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The Luke Arm

Check this shit out (video, or there’s an article here).


Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the wheelchair that walks up stairs, has been developing a prosthetic arm and the results so far are spectacular (or as Ramanan puts it, this is some crazy terminator shit). The arm is called “the Luke arm” and is inspired by Luke Skywalker’s bionic arm, which proves that truism about scifi, that it predicts the future not because it has magical powers, but because it inspires nerds who go on to invent crazy things that they saw in scifi.

One comment on "The Luke Arm"

  1. Nadine says:


    I love that this has happened, that this stuff does happen.

    But what I want to know is why did hologram technology not take off like robotics and cell phones…?

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