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iCandy: Remote Control

Gadgets that reach where we can’t go, help the imperiled, and spot problems both physical and cognitive

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A researcher at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, in Italy, demonstrates an exoskeleton designed to allow a single rescue worker to lift a wall that has fallen and trapped earthquake survivors. The prototype is one of several machines—including a brain-controlled bionic hand and a garbage-recycling robot—that the group has produced.
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