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Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Imagine being in an accident that renders you quadriplegic and unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain. Carte Blanche meets the researchers who’ve developed a remarkable robotic arm that’s not only controlled by the mind, but also allows the operator to actually feel what they are touching.

Producer: Eugene Botha     

Presenter: Claire Mawisa