Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

The latest installation of The New York Times’ video series “Robotica” examines the ongoing development of mind-controlled prosthetic limbs. The video follows the life of 59-year-old Les Baugh—who lost both of his arms in an electrical accident when he was a teenager—as he helps Johns Hopkins University engineers test the latest technological marvel, Modular Prosthetic Limbs (or M.P.L.). After strapping on two robotic arms, Baugh is able to control his limbs through thought, and may one day be able to experience sensations through his sensor-equipped protheses. Watch the full video on The New York Times.