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Giles Pettipher
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MIT Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRL)
MIT researchers have been developing SRLs that can help you do stuff that would be annoying, uncomfortable, or impossible to do on your own. 
MIT's shoulder-mounted SRL is designed to assist in tasks that take place over your head, or in situations where your other two arms are busy and you need a hand (literally) with something.

What are SRL's?
Unlike conventional exoskeletons, these Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRL) act as third and fourth arms and therefore augment the workspace and the skills of the human.

The system is worn through a backpack-like harness with padded straps and hip belt. The mechatronic structure, connected to the harness with a compliant element, is composed of a backpack unit and two robotic arms. The unit is placed behind the lower back of the user, and hosts the system actuators.

The robotic arms are attached to the main structure in correspondence of the iliac crest, the thick edge of the hip bone. This minimizes the interference with human motion and maximizes the robotic limbs’ workspace, allowing them to act both as arms and as legs.

Source:
http://darbelofflab.mit.edu/?q=node/22

More on this subject:
http://io9.com/why-settle-for-two-arms-when-you-can-have-four-1585296727

#SRL   #robotics  
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Combining Quadcopters and 3D Printing...
Researchers in London developed a set of quadcopter robots that autonomously remove dangerous objects. The first is fitted with a 3D printer; it flies to an object, prints sticky filament onto it, and flies away. The other, beefier robot lands on the object, adheres to the filament, then flies the object to a safe place.

Wow.

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Cast All The Things..
If you have a Chromecast, you need this Chrome extension. It'll play anything you throw at it - even subtitles and odd video files.

Check the video below from our friends at +Tekzilla, and read more here: http://lifehacker.com/videostream-for-google-chromecast-streams-any-video-to-1570305213

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EFF Launches Privacy Tool...
Lots of extensions protect your privacy, like Disconnect, Ghostery, Do Not Track Me, ABP, and more - but this new one from the +Electronic Frontier Foundation just launched today, and tries to bring the best of all of them together: 

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