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File photo of a robotic wheelchair. (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralyzed Woman Uses Thought-Controlled Robot Arm To Drink Coffee

Using only her thoughts, a Massachusetts woman paralyzed for 15 years directed a robotic arm to pick up a bottle of coffee and bring it to her lips, researchers report in the latest advance in harnessing brain waves to help disabled people.

05/16/2012