06 November 2013
Vol 5, Issue 210

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ONLINE COVER Special Issue: Robotics & Neuroprosthetics. To outfit the human body, researchers are designing neuroprosthetic or robotic technologies that tap into either the central nervous system [CNS, brain (in pink) and spinal cord (in yellow)] or the peripheral nervous system—nerves (in yellow) that connect the CNS to the rest of the body. These 21st-century fashions can help individuals recover lost sensory and motor functions. In this special issue, we present Reviews and Perspectives that discuss the latest in such neurotechnology, from advancing personalized neuroprosthetics to improving lower-limb robotics to translating the brain-computer interface. The binary background emphasizes the central role of computation in precisely controlling robotics and neuroprosthetics. Also in this issue are two related research articles by Ifft et al. and Chew et al. [CREDIT: ERAXION/ISTOCKPHOTO]