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Could cyborgs really exist?

A cyborg is a human or animal body incorporating robotic or computer technology. Could cyborgs ever exist outside film or television? Watch this clip to discover how cyborgs, or cybernetic organisms, are already being used to treat medical conditions like colour blindness. What future applications might there be for cybernetics ...

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Biomimicry robots

When you think of a robot, what do you imagine? 'Biomimicry' aims to create robots that are more like forms we find in nature - flexible and pliant, which bend rather than break when confronted with an immovable object. What are the benefits of a robot like this?

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Digital Careers: Medical technologies

Dr Thomas Oxley is Laboratory Head of Melbourne Bionics, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. His works sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. His team are working to develop a bionic spinal cord that would decode the brain activity of stroke and paralysed spinal cord patients so they can use ...

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Biomimicry in engineering

Students explore how engineers have incorporated systems, materials, and methods from nature into man made products, materials, and methods found in all industries. Students look to natural examples to create on paper a structure or system that would support people living on the moon. They consider patenting options and ...