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12 JUNE 2014

REX: independent mobility through hands-free robotic exoskeleton

"Rex Bionics Plc (The Rex Bionics Group) is the global technology leader in robotic exoskeletons (REX). Uniquely, REX® provides independent mobility to wheelchair users and other mobility impaired persons using advanced robotic technology, custom–designed electromechanical actuators, precision engineering, and specialised networking systems.

The key differentiator of REX is the fact that it has been designed from the outset to provide mobility to non–ambulatory wheelchair users rather than as a means to enable otherwise fit individuals to lift supra–physiological loads, enhance endurance or aid mobility of those able to walk with crutches.

The device is designed to enable all users to stand and walk, and REX Personal™ users to scale stairs and navigate slopes."

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ambulatory disability • Aotearoa New Zealandapplied researchartificial limbbionicsbodycyborgdesign for disabilitydisability • electromechanical actuators • engineeringexoskeletonfuturistic machines • hands-free robotic exoskeleton • human body • independent mobility • intimate interfaceskiwi ingenuitylegslocomotionman machinemechanical engineeringmitigating impairmentmobility • mobility aid • mobility impaired • movingnew ways of being • paraplegic • physical engagementphysiologyproduct designprosthesisprosthetic leg • REX • Rex Bionics • Rex Bionics Group • Rex Bionics Plc • Richard Little • Robert Irving • robotic exoskeleton • robotic systemsrobotic technologyrobotics • Sophie Morgan • spinal cord injury • supraphysiological • thoracic vertebrae • walk • walkingwalking machine • wheelchair users

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Simon Perkins
12 JANUARY 2014

Theo Jansen's Strandbeest Evolution

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Simon Perkins
03 JUNE 2013

Les Automates Jaquet-Droz

"Réalisé principalement par Pierre Jaquet–Droz, l'Ecrivain est le plus compliqué des trois mécanismes. Assis devant un pupitre, l'automate tient une plume d'oie qu'il trempe dans l'encrier, puis il la secoue légèrement avant de commencer de dessiner les lettres sur le papier. Grâce à un mécanisme annexe, ses yeux suivent son travail. L'Ecrivain est capable de tracer un texte de 40 signes au maximum, répartis sur quatre lignes. La principale invention de son mécanisme est le système de programmation par disque, qui lui permet d'écrire des textes suivis sans intervention extérieure. Il est également possible de lui faire écrire n'importe quelle phrase, lettre par lettre."

(Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchâtel)

[A robotic draftsman which is able to write through following a programmable sequence of letters.]

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1774 • 18th centuryandroidanimated modelsautomataautomation • clockwork • computer historydevicefuturistic machines • Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz • human-likehumanoid automatonindustrial heritageinteractive toy • Jean-Frederic Leschot • kinetic automaton • Les automates • mechanical beingmechanical engineering • Pierre Jaquet-Droz • programmable device • quill pen • robotsimulacrasimulationspeculative designSwitzerlandsynthesis machineswriterwriting machine

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2010

MIT OpenCourseWare: free online course materials

"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web–based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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2002academic community • aeronautics • anthropologyarchitecture • astronautics • athletics • atmospheric sciences • audienceauthorship • biological engineering • biologybrain sciencechemical engineeringchemistrycivil engineeringcognitive science • comparative media studies • computer sciencecoursewaredisseminatione-learningearth scienceseconomicseducational mediaelectrical engineeringengineering • engineering systems division • environmental engineering • foreign languages • foreign literature • gender studies • health sciences and technology • history • humanistic studies • initiativeiTunes UlecturelinguisticsliteraturemanagementMassachusetts Institute of Technologymaterials sciencemathematicsmechanical engineeringmedia artsmedia studiesMIT • MIT course content • MIT OpenCourseWaremusic arts • nuclear science • OCWonline lecturesopenphilosophy • physical education • physical recreation • physics • planetary sciences • political sciencepublishingrepositoryresourcescholarshipscienceteaching materials • technology and society • theatre artsurban planningurban studiesVLEweb-based publication • writing studies

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Simon Perkins
04 MAY 2005

Plustech's Walking Machine: stranger than fiction

"[Plustech's] walking machine adapts automatically to the forest floor. Moving on six articulated legs, the harvester advances forward and backward, sideways and diagonally. It can also turn in place and step over obstacles. Depending on the irregularity of the terrain, the operator can adjust both the ground clearance of the machine and heigh of each step.

Robots making their debut as futuristic machines in the movies are now starting to find their way into the real world as industrial machines."

(plustech.fi)

[Plustech is now Timberjack, a division of John Deere]

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adapted transport • animal locomotion • cars on tilts • futuristicfuturistic machinesinsect locomotioninsect movement • jet-propulsion • John Deere • legslocomotionman machinemechanical engineering • mechanics • moving • Plustech • robot • six legged • timberjack • walkingwalking machine

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Simon Perkins
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