Man Tests First Dual Shoulder-Down Cyborg Arms

December 18, 2014


Meet Les Baugh. Les had both arms amputated at the shoulder after a freak electrical accident 40 years ago (and not from being torn off by an angry bear like I initially suspected). Now he's the first person to successfully use the bilateral shoulder-down modular prosthetic limbs developed by the doctors and scientists at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Each arms operates with a full 3-degrees of freedom and over 30-degrees of motion, and are controlled intuitively simply by thinking of moving a specific part. From watching the video, the technology obviously has a ways to go, but it's definitely a big step in the right direction. One of the scientists interviewed even references in five to ten years from now, he expects to be developing robotic prosthetics so advanced people will actually be cutting their own limbs off to get them. Fine, he didn't say that, but I could tell he was THINKING IT thanks to the mind-reading chip aliens implanted in my head while I was passed out drunk in the woods over the weekend. "You don't have a mind-reading chip." Yes I do too, I can feel it. *brushing back hair on side of head* See? "That's a tick." GET IT OFF ME, PLEASE, JUST BURN IT.

Keep going for the inspirational video.

Thanks to Matty, V Diddy and Jeremy, who agree it's only a matter of time until amputees are the undisputed champions of arm wrestling.

  • Fred Haro

    That’s really
    extraordinary. I’ve not experienced whatever thing like that.
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  • timeiskey


  • That image is so powerful in itself.

  • James Johnson

    sci-fi = sci-fact. im sure ive seen this before..

  • GeneralDisorder

    How long until mech suits replace cars?

  • Emilia Rozanowska

    Wow. Simply wow. And it is connected wirelessly! No need to carry with yourself all of the equipment and being tied to the machine.

  • Skippy

    Meet Adam Jensen !

  • popculturez13

    http://healthandfitnessnews... has been reporting about this, too.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is awesome. :-)

    (..but Zoolander has ruined me. I can no longer hear the phrase "freak accident" without immediately thinking "freak gasoline-fight accident". Thanks, Ben Stiller, you have made me a worse person...)

  • Fred

    Not even going to try and make a smart arse joke about finally getting Ganesh arms. That is fantastic.

  • Scott Andrew David

    I'm in tears; this is incredible.

  • stephen jacklyn

    Am i the only one that read his name as "lesbo"?

  • Ollie Williams

    That is amazing.

  • Chris

    Start freelancing from your home for few h every day, start making $95/every hour.Last check i got was for $8000

  • kill yourself.

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