For the past eight years, in an old mill building in Manchester, N.H., a team of engineers has been developing what you might call the Tesla of artificial limbs. The DEKA Arm System, about the same size and weight of an adult’s arm, can pick up an egg from a carton or a credit card from a desk.
Read MoreRobot rumbleStudent-built robots vying for victory in Boston this weekend
My favorite sporting event of the year is in Boston this weekend: the FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Championship. Matches began yesterday afternoon, and they run through Saturday at Boston University's Agannis Arena. They also stream live online.
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