DARPA’s New Robotic Arm is Straight Out of Terminator
Prosthetics have come a long way in recent years with the development of 3D printing and other non-invasive technologies, but a new robotic arm under development takes prosthetics to the next level. Johnny Matheny lost his left arm to cancer a few years ago, and he recently underwent a surgery to attach a connector to what is left of his arm bone. This connector protrudes from his amputated limb and allows a direct connection to the robotic arm, as well as an easy interface for control. He is the first person in the U.S. to undergo this surgery, and not having the need for fittings and sleeves in prosthetics opens a whole new door for functionality.