Director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab
The "Leader of the Bionic Ag" (TIME), Hugh Herr’s MIT Media Lab research group develops wearable robotic systems that augment human strength, endurance, and agility. Their groundbreaking projects include computer-controlled artificial knees, the world's first powered ankle-foot prosthesis, and exoskeletons that support muscular performance. As Herr says, "through fundamental advancements in bionics in this century, we will set the technological foundation for an enhanced human experience, and we will end disability."
The New Bionics: Run, Climb, and Dance
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. 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.
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