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iCandy: Robots--Medical, Musical, Manservants

Automatons do chores, play tunes, and talk among themselves

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Photo: Steve Kagan/The New York Times/Redux
Soon, virtuoso tongue wagging won’t be solely the province of politicians and PR reps. A tongue drive system undergoing clinical trials at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, includes a magnetic tongue piercing. The subject in the photo successfully navigated the course, steering the wheelchair by moving his tongue to different quadrants of his mouth.

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