iCandy: Robots and Us

A smart prosthesis, a robotic brain surgeon, and an exoskeleton

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iCandy: Robots and Us
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New tools are making 3-D figure modeling and animation easier and less time-consuming. When you move one of these mannequins into a different pose, the 32 position sensors that keep track of the relative locations of its 16 joints send information to a computer program, which renders the information as a 3-D model in real time. The Qumarion package, which includes a mannequin and the software, sells for US $750.

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