Ah vacation. So nice. Here's what hit my radar the past few days...
The technique used by Dr Kuiken at Northwestern for control a robotic limb has been turned on its head, and used to supply touch sensation. Place some haptic sensors on the artificial arm, wire them up to various DRG afferents/efferents, and supply a little juice. (2nd report here.)
MIT, trying to map the whole damn brain. Pffft. Amateurs. Why don't they just stick to wearable motion capture systems?
Ah exoskeletons. How be-est the so rad? (Play the video above.)
DLR had their wares in the news a bit. Yay robots!