Where Humans and Robots Connect

May 1, 2009

A trailblazer in the emerging field of neurobotics, in 2007 Yoky Matsuoka received the MacArthur “genius” award. Now she’s transforming our understanding of how the central nervous system coordinates musculoskeletal action. Her latest quest is to build the ultimate prosthetic: a fully functional replica of the human hand, controlled directly by the brain.

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Yoky Matsuoka, associate professor, Computer Science & Engineering; director, University of Washington Neurobotics Lab

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