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The goal of current bionic research is to recover what was taken.
And just this year, military veterans with missing limbs started being fitted with the LUKE bionic arm, a state-of-the-art robotic arm that, unlike previous devices, lets amputees move multiple joints at once.
Malik then rang in 2017 by helping Taylor Swift introduce her darker, more bionic new sound.
Eventually, your bionic body can be upgraded with a trio of options (either a bull-rush charge attack, a body-contorting super-crawl, or a pair of extendable legs), and these add a mix of combat and movement upgrades.
Houghton, thereafter a bionic cyborg, became a fierce advocate for Dr. Westaby, working tirelessly to draw attention to his efforts.
Since the death of Steve Jobs, its co-founder, in 2011, the world’s biggest firm by market value has sold hundreds of millions of phones with bionic chips and know-it-all digital assistants.
Meanwhile, bionic eyes like the Argus II — the only such device with FDA approval — are already changing lives.
The group built a bionic hand and a motion-capture glove that can be used to teach the robot by demonstration, a popular method for skills requiring dexterity.
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The science of bionics uses knowledge about how biological systems work to help solve engineering problems. The material Velcro, for example, was inspired by the way burrs behave when they stick to your clothes, and some computer chips are now wired in ways that imitate the "wiring" of the brain and nervous system. But in popular use, the adjective bionic almost always describes artificial limbs or other bodily parts that work as much like real ones as possible. A perfect bionic arm would move and function as easily as a real arm—a goal we're rapidly getting closer to.
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medical Definition of bionic
- a bionic heart
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