Human-machine collaboration for the Cybathlon

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By Sarah LLoyd / 01 Jun 2016

In October 2016, we will celebrate the first Olympics in which humans with physical disabilities are able to compete thanks to augmentation.

Organised by the Swiss National Competence Center of Research in Robotics, the games are a unique opportunity for collaboration between an athlete and a team of innovators.

The athlete being able to compete in sporting events (perhaps finishing faster than those without disabilities) and the innovators being able to contribute to an athlete’s progress.

This is significant as it could lead to revolutionary technology being developed for the disabled, as engineers and designers from around the world are developing products for the games in the hope that they, and their team will win. 

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Resource submitted by Jiehui Kia

Image: ETH Zurich Cybathlon

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