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30 June 2005 @ 09:27 am
Automail is real!!  
I was watching GMA this morning, as usual, and they had a guy on with a 6 billion dollar bionic arm and you know what the first thing I thought when I saw the overall design? OMGAUTOMAIL!!!

Here's a link to the article, I'm going to go picture digging:


Edit: here's another article, talking more specifically about how it works.


This one has video and such on it, as well as more pictures.

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Kengi - OST 3
miki05 on June 30th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
How freaky...XD We are going to have robotic arms or legs in case we are missing them.. Wow :O
czarielczariel on June 30th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
It's good to see the are making such progress in this area. People who in the past couldn't work or needed a lot of help to take care of themselves can now do it for themselves. :)
Rappydappydappy McTappy: Mad Ninjaraptorix on June 30th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC)
LOL I saw a bit of it on GMA as well... though, when they said '6 Million dollar man', (it was million, not billion I'm sure of it) I thought of Trigun... (6 billion double dollar man XD, with a fake arm....! ROTFL)

But... seems like they got a long way before prostetics like that can be as graceful and move as lifelike as automail ;)
vicemagevicemage on June 30th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
But they're still on the right track.... I think someday in the future we really will see prosthetics that are that advanced, but I didn't know they were this far along. ^^;; It's another step closer to the realization of having prosthetic limbs that can move as naturally or almost as naturally as the original limbs that are lost.

(And if there's any total geeks involved...)
rukushorukusho on June 30th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
ZOMG this rocks. In a sense, it does really look like automail (minus the outer metal shell) in the way that its grafted to the shoulder. Thats really neat though. It shows that we're finally moving on in a feild of science that can help people. Hmmmmm, this gives me a thesis idea =o
Kaoruaiko_yamada on June 30th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
XDD I had to watch a video in my Physics class this past year about a man with an arm like that. In total silence I shouted out, Holy Crap! AUTOMAIL! Yea, I thus returned to my state of unpopularity. XDDD
ღ a b b yalistaere on June 30th, 2005 10:05 am (UTC)
Damn... that's pretty neat.
kungfusenseikungfusensei on June 30th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
That's awesome, although as it's been mentioned, not quite as graceful as automail. =) However! Lucky for us we have plastics and not just steel, so once we do manage to get prosthetics to the level of automail, they won't be quite as heavy.

And on a slightly related topic, I had the same problem watching Episode III. As Anakin's getting all operated on (before he even healed omgwtf!) I was like "so automail! Lucas, have you been watching FMA too...? XD
Kecen: wrathkecen on June 30th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
"so automail! Lucas, have you been watching FMA too...?"
That brings to mind...General Grievous would be real popular at Rush Valley, since all of his body is mechanical except for the eyes, brain, spinal chord, and vital organs :P
What would Winry think?
Kitana, the deliverer of punches to the facekitanabychoice on June 30th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)
Wow. (stares) That kind of reminds me of the prosthetics in Ghost in the Shell more than automail, but 'tis cool either way. o_o Perhaps with this sort of technology being developed, one day, people who lose legs in war can have the same operations done.
PaperCut: ed spazflailpapercut917 on June 30th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Holy crap... if I ever lost an arom or leg, I can just see myself fighting with the doctors trying to get them to make it look like Ed's automail. XDDD *shot*