It is interesting to note how robot technologies are developing in other areas of our lives. One crucial area hoping to benefit from robotics is the health care industry. Inspired by personal experience, Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics in pursuit of helping patients like him. Here’s a little insight of his personal story:
Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.