December 4, 2008

MIT Students' Final Includes Robotic Arms

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Four teams of MIT students taking an Introduction to Robotics class had to build robotic arms and accompanying software as their final project. After creating them and practicing for 7 weeks, they then had to make an incision in a silicone organ and remove a jelly bean that was supposed to represent a tumor. Don't be surprised if you see one of those arms leaning over you in the future about to remove your appendix.

Via MIT News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 4, 2008 8:54 AM
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