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Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the make-them-wireless-for-fun-and-amusement dept.

Medicine 111

holy_calamity writes "New Scientist reports on a patent application that suggests implanting polymer muscles beneath the skin of people suffering paralysis of the face to give them control of their features. The technique has already been used successfully to reanimate the eyelids of human cadavers. Movement could be returned to other facial features and even paralyzed limbs in the same way, the surgeons at University of California Davis say. The full patent application is also available on the WIPO site."

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Way cool (5, Funny)

flaming error (1041742) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878579)

> The technique has already been used successfully to reanimate the eyelids of human cadavers.

That'll make such a great party trick.

Re:Way cool (2, Funny)

mc1138 (718275) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878641)

Not as cool as my zombie finger in a box!

Cooler idea! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879155)

A prehensile robotic penis, anyone? Kind of like the dolphins have...
 
Just imagine!

MOD PARENT UP! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879607)

Up, I say! Up!!

Re:Cooler idea! (1)

trouser (149900) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880605)

A dolphin has a robotic penis?! No wonder they never stop smiling.

Re:Way cool (1)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879555)

You think that's crazy-awesome, try the zombie head on a stick [sluggy.com] !

Re:Way cool (3, Funny)

shawnap (959909) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878663)

That'll make such a great party trick.

The real trick will be getting the host to let you into the party with a corpse slung over your shoulder.

Re:Way cool (3, Funny)

Kell Bengal (711123) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879107)

You've obviously never been to one of my parties.

Re:Way cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880057)

"Dead? DEAD?! I thought she was British!"

((There is a full joke related, but the punch line fits this best at the moment))

Halloween (1)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878667)

Such a long time to wait...

Re:Way cool (2, Funny)

Bozzio (183974) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878751)

That'll make such a great party trick.

I was thinking more along the lines of it being the greatest coroner/mortician prank EVER!

Re:Way cool (1)

Puff of Logic (895805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879265)

More like med student prank. Holy crap. Wire up a set of bellows to inflate and deflate the lungs, and you've got a guaranteed lifetime of therapy for the victim.

Re:Way cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26882199)

A couple of wires hidden under the body attached to the arm muscles is supposedly quite effective. Getting slapped by a cadaver would be enough to ruin anyones morning.

Re:Way cool (4, Funny)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878861)

So you can even give a dead person facial expressions? This technology seems to have no limits in it applications. I mean, I'll bet you could even get Keanu Reeves to display emotions.

OK, let me correct that statement: this technology seems to have almost no limits in its applications.

Re:Way cool (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879127)

So you can even give a dead person facial expressions? This technology seems to have no limits in it applications. I mean, I'll bet you could even get Keanu Reeves to display emotions.

(Un)fortunately, he has to be converted into a cadever before it'll work.

Re:Way cool (1)

PachmanP (881352) | more than 5 years ago | (#26882021)

"So you can even give a dead person facial expressions? This technology seems to have no limits in it applications. I mean, I'll bet you could even get Keanu Reeves to display emotions."

(Un)fortunately, he has to be converted into a cadever before it'll work.

Whoa!

Re:Way cool (1)

risk one (1013529) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879279)

That'll make such a great party trick.

Forget party tricks, how about funeral tricks.

Re:Way cool (1)

vlad30 (44644) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879285)

> The technique has already been used successfully to reanimate the eyelids of human cadavers.

That'll make such a great party trick.

I just know somewhere, someone in the military is saying now do the rest of the body

Re:Way cool (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879529)

Damn, now we'll NEVER get rid of Dick Cheney

-1 troll

 

Re:Way cool (1)

danlock4 (1026420) | more than 5 years ago | (#26883297)

Excitement at funeral viewings, at least.

Blinking dead people! (2, Funny)

TinBromide (921574) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878595)

HOLY BLINKING DEADMAN!!!

I for one welcome our blinking undead overlords.

Re:Blinking dead people! (4, Interesting)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878823)

Partial facial paralysis hasn't done anything to Harm Sylvester Stallone's career.

Or the rest of Hollywood, for that matter. Cosmetic paralytics like botox give the appearence of fewer wrinkles and stop microexpressions from giving away lies or other unpleasant emotions [boingboing.net] , which is funny because they often cause a zombie-like facial expression. See: FoxNews.

Humans are striving to give facial movement to corpses while they give away their own facial expressions to look like corpses.

Cadaver control? (2, Informative)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878623)

The technique has already been used successfully to reanimate the eyelids of human cadavers.

Hmmm. I had no idea that cadavers had the capacity to control robotic eyelids :)

From the abstract:

Metbods: With use of four cadaver heads, an extended upper and lower blepharoplasty incision was used to secure an upper and lower expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant in the medial orbital wall and tarsal plates. The slings were passed through a hole drilled in the lateral orbital wall or around a titanium screw. Lateral pull on the sling created eyelid closure, and the necessary distance of pull was measured. Results: The eyelid sling mechanism functioned to achieve complete eyelid closure. Less tension was required for eyelid closure when the sling was placed in both eyelids (3 mm of pull instead of 6 mm). Conclusions: The application of artificial muscle to a range of problems that affect both patient morbidity and quality of life is promising. Eyelid closure was created in a cadaver model using a novel sling, but future studies will need to address the feasibility of a prototype artificial muscle eyelid device in humans.

Re:Cadaver control? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26885175)

That's robotic eyelid implants to you. :)

Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (3, Funny)

Roblimo (357) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878665)

This is the advance *I'm* waiting for...

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878719)

Sad thing is that's exactly what I read when I glanced at the front page.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879181)

Yeah, me too. I guess I've just got shit for brains or something.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1)

Kokuyo (549451) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878787)

For some people, the difference is marginal ;)

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879007)

Only when they are shit-faced.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878883)

What is wrong with my eyes today. First it was the Pornographic Association for the RIAA ad and now I read the headline the same way you did.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879219)

Well, who hasn't dreamed of seeing Mr. Hanky become a reality?

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880009)

Well, actually, if they can implant this in the anus, it could cure incontinence. As we all get older, that might be more useful than you'd like to think.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26881015)

if that isn't the title of a red meat strip yet, it should be.

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26883477)

We've got just the experimental prosthetic products for you!

  • (butt) FauxButt 3000
  • (liver) Bumbleweeny M-Class Artificial Liver
  • (stomach) BileTastic Stom-Mech9000 (factory model)
  • (guts) Frinkle and Osterman's Artificial Guts

Remember, they're still experimental!

Re: Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces (1)

huge colin (528073) | more than 5 years ago | (#26885091)

That sounds like a Red Meat [redmeat.com] slug line.

who else... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26878671)

...read that as robotic human feces?

Re:who else... (0, Offtopic)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879617)

...read that as robotic human feces?

Insert your fav lawyer and politician joke...
       

Actualy I read that: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880251)

"Robotic Prostitutes For Human Feces" - hey, not a bad trade I thought.. Then I put my glases on... :P

Potential here! (5, Funny)

Trillan (597339) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878673)

Before you know it, being dead won't be nearly the handicap it is now.

What's that? I missed the point?

Re:Potential here! (1)

SysDaemon (301739) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880397)

Please, we prefer "existentially challenged" thank you.

Re:Potential here! (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 5 years ago | (#26881555)

Differently-lifed Americans?

Re:Potential here! (1)

PachmanP (881352) | more than 5 years ago | (#26882087)

Pinning for the Fjords?

I have given all of this much thought (1, Troll)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878675)

I can't say with 100% certainty how I would feel if I were unfortunate enough to live under circumstances such as these, but I can say that quality of life is an important issue for me as it would be for so many others. People frequently submit DNR orders for just this reason. If for some reason, I cannot move my face muscles and do not somehow acquire better poker playing skills as a result, then I'd say either clone me a new body or let me go. With "W" gone, the way is a little more clear to research ways of growing me a new body. So forget all of this mechanized stuff and let's get into regenerating the body.

Re:I have given all of this much thought (1)

mwilliams666 (1399301) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879297)

... So forget all of this mechanized stuff and let's get into regenerating the body.

Hmmph. You'll be demanding dimensionally transcendent time travel capsules next :p

Re:I have given all of this much thought (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879883)

I already have a time travel device!

It involves a form of suspended animation. I lay on the device, relax and eventually I wake up somewhere between 6 and 10 hours into the future. I haven't figured out how to travel in the other direction yet but I'm working on it.

Unfairly modded down (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26883527)

There are several complaints in this story about posts marked unfairly as "Troll". Yours is one such unfortunate victim.

When's the meta-moderation feature coming back?

Queue the They Might Be Giants (2, Funny)

kwabbles (259554) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878695)

If I were a carpenter I'd
Hammer on my piglet, I'd
Collect the seven dollars and I'd
Buy a big prosthetic forehead
And wear it on my real head

Everybody wants prosthetic
Foreheads on their real heads
Everybody wants prosthetic
Foreheads on their real heads

Re:Queue the They Might Be Giants (1)

spacefiddle (620205) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879739)

I suppose you mean "Cue," but...

how this hell is parent modded offtopic? Did you read the lyrics, or just the subject...? Sheesh.

Rhymes with Prostheses (1, Funny)

aardwolf64 (160070) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878707)

You can imagine my relief (pun intended) when I realized the title did not read:
Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces

It could be worse (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879473)

A few stories below [slashdot.org] , I read "The International Federation of Pornographic Industry (IFPI)", which, by the way, seems a quite appropriate description of said federation...

burn victims (1)

defiek (1478245) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878717)

this will be great for people who have suffered horrific burns on their face.

Prosthetic foreheads (1, Funny)

Nerdposeur (910128) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878735)

This is no surprise. After all, everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads [metrolyrics.com] .

Re:Prosthetic foreheads (1)

spacefiddle (620205) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879771)

I call shenanigans. While this is redundant - someone beat you to the reference two posts ago - it's not really offtopic. Someone's modding down based on anti-TMBG bias.

offtopic != unfunny. Mod points are supposed to be based loosely on content (yes, i hear you all laughing), not your opinion of the post. Sigh.

Great (2, Interesting)

writerjosh (862522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878741)

BORG or Skynet? Which is coming first?

Re:Great (-1, Troll)

writerjosh (862522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879195)

Whoever marked me as a "Troll" should get a life. Look at my karma: Excellent. I post here all the time.

If you don't like my post, fine, but don't mark me as a troll before you do some basic research into who I am.

Re:Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879317)

Whoever marked me as a "Troll" should get a life. Look at my karma: Excellent. I post here all the time.

If you don't like my post, fine, but don't mark me as a troll before you do some basic research into who I am.

Hey man, its no big deal. I get this all the time. You just learn to live with it.

Re:Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879609)

We're so very sorry, sir, please excuse the error.

We'll correct that to off-topic as soon as possible.

Re:Great (1)

eric-x (1348097) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879809)

Moderation affects karma, not the other way around.
Read the faq: moderate posts, not users.
Your way of thinking would mean that karma never decreases, which only leads to snobs.

Re:Great (1)

writerjosh (862522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879953)

Either way, people marking people as Trolls for no good reason is just rude and abusive (of their power to mark "real" trolls).

Why is this patentable? (2, Insightful)

zooblethorpe (686757) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878793)

Since when are surgical procedures patentable? And what are the ethics of patenting this anyway, and likely thereby preventing some people from receiving such treatment, even if it is somehow legal to do so?

Or is the patent specific to the artificial muscles?

Re:Why is this patentable? (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878969)

What would we do if god had patented the whole human system? The second coming of Jesus would take place in a court room where he'd be suing our asses off for infringing on his old man's patents.

Re:Why is this patentable? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879343)

God dosen't exist.

It is more likely that some greedy dickhead human would patent God and everything god did.

First they'd file in the East district of Texas where all the morons live. Then they'd argue that 1% of their DNA matches the cum stains found on the dead sea scrolls, making them a descendant of the author. Then they'd sue all of the government agencies, including the mint for printing "In God we trust" on currency, asking $17,000 in damages per violation.

Then will come all of the churches. Only the mega-churches will be able to afford the licensing and all other churches will shut down. Disgruntled churchgoers will find better things to do than whisper to imaginary ghosts, and everybody wins.

Religion won't be outlawed, mind you. Religion would be too expensive just because one greedy bastard ruined it all. Later people will begin to patent Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism while Scientology brags about being "the first". Ex-churchgoers will see that god loves greed above all else and they will quit believing in him because he's "too depressing".

Out of patent by now (1)

Moraelin (679338) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879525)

Actually, since patents last for only 20 years, likely all that stuff would be in the public domain by now. And we'd have an exact description of how to do it ourselves too, instead of still having to guess at it. As it is, the old fart is keeping it all a trade secret, which is just what patents were supposed to prevent.

On the other hand, I guess 7 of his days in Genesis seem to have been almost 2 billion years each (counting "let there be light" as coinciding with the big bang.) So 20 of his years for the patent to expire... ooer, maybe we don't want to wait that long after all :P

Re:Why is this patentable? (2, Insightful)

blueg3 (192743) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879067)

Note that it's a patent application. I haven't looked to see if it's patentable, but you can file applications for things that aren't patentable.

The concern about ethics really depends on what control is exerted with the patent. It'd all be speculation, since this isn't even a procedure ready to be used. (For drugs, for example, intellectual property controls back the majority of the drug cost -- so there are reasonable ethical questions. Even with a zero cost due to IP, neither robotic prosthesis nor the surgery and therapy needed to use them are at all cheap.)

Re:Why is this patentable? (1)

mr_matticus (928346) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879093)

RTFA. The surgical process isn't claimed; the polymer muscle and its actuation system are. Just like there are patents on surgical tools and prosthetics, there's a patent for the EAP system.

The only people who would be prevented from receiving such a treatment are people who will have nothing to do with patents at all, in which case they'd never even be in the hospital in the first place.

Re:Why is this patentable? (1)

zooblethorpe (686757) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879463)

Yet the patent brief itself seems to lay claim to the process as well:

This invention provides methods and devices for reconstructing muscular responses in patients with paralysis.

Or am I reading too much into this use of the word "methods"? I rather hope I am.

Cheers,

Re:Why is this patentable? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880855)

You are.

Re:Why is this patentable? (1)

zooblethorpe (686757) | more than 5 years ago | (#26882029)

Can you elaborate on that at all? How is the word "methods" being used in the patent brief such that it does not include the medical procedure?

What next? Patented appendectomies? (1)

zooblethorpe (686757) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879149)

Sorry to reply to myself, but here is the patent abstract, from the WIPO site linked in the posting:

This invention provides methods and devices for reconstructing muscular responses in patients with paralysis. Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators power implants attached to tissues in the patients. When the actuators are energized, the implants move the tissues appropriately to provide improved body functions to patients experiencing a paralysis or paresis.

So it sure sounds like they're patenting the *procedure*, not just the artificial muscles. This strikes me as of extremely dubious ethical merit, and appears to be a prime example of why method patents are a bad idea.

As in the subject line, just imagine if someone had patented the procedure for performing an appendectomy. Talk about extortion -- "License my patent, or die!"

Admittedly, facial reconstruction surgery, the bailiwick of this particular patent, is not so vital an application of medical technologies, but the simple fact that such procedures *can* apparently be patented is itself deeply troubling.

Re:What next? Patented appendectomies? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880919)

It's more like "License my patent, or get sued after the operation and end up paying me somewhat more money than you would have if you'd bought a license."

that's just my roommate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26878805)

> The technique has already been used successfully to reanimate the eyelids of human cadavers

Err...sorry... that's just my former college roommate. He's always like that.

Limited scope (2, Insightful)

El_Smack (267329) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878901)

Unless science can find another part of the human anatomy that is problematic when limp, this probably won't get off the ground.

Great (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879165)

Now we have the technology to re-create the Baywatch "Running down the beach in slow motion" scenes in real time! I just can't wait until breast augmentation candidates can opt for active control of their fun bags instead of the passive systems we now have... "Look at me! I can make them dance!"

Re:Limited scope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880891)

I can think of at least one. I get emails about it all the time.

Re:Limited scope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26881041)

Imagine being able to transfer facial expressions down there!

I've seen Robocop (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26878935)

And fixing a deformity isn't worth having to eat baby food for life.

Uncanny Valley (3, Insightful)

lobiusmoop (305328) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879033)

Feels like there's a great danger here of falling deep into the uncanny valley [wikipedia.org] , especially with facial prosthetics.

Re:Uncanny Valley (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880679)

When you've had a stroke and your face doesn't move right (or half of it doesn't move at all), you're already *in* the uncanny valley.

The adaptive (in an evolutionary sense) point of the uncanny valley is that the observer's brain detects that there's something wrong with the subject's movements, and that thus they are probably sick, and that thus they are best avoided. Hence, the observer feels repulsed, stays away, and avoids catching whatever illness is making the subject act all weird.

If someone has had a stroke, your brain is correctly detecting that they look weird and that there is something wrong with them (which is that they've had a stroke). It's missing things a little bit in that strokes are not contagious, but better safe than sorry, eh? For all your instincts know, the brain damage could have been from an infectious disease.

It's quite normal for stroke victims or others with brain damage to freak people out a bit. If we can make them look less freaky by, for example, ensuring that their paralyzed right side of the face mirrors what the normal left side does, we've helped them crawl a bit out of the uncanny valley (even though their smirks will look like smiles).

Shit (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879055)

Now they'll have to come out with another sequel to Weekend at Bernie's [imdb.com]

I'm rewriting my will! (2, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879091)

This is going to make my open-casket funeral so much more interesting!

Re:I'm rewriting my will! (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879575)

This is going to make my open-casket funeral so much more interesting!

"Telegram!"
     

old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879099)

nancy pelosi got this done years ago

Time I got new glasses (0, Redundant)

TarnVeda (1470231) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879233)

I originally read this as " Robotic Prostheses For Human Feces". Cool - Bionic Poop!!! (and a fitting analogy for the patent ).

Re:Time I got new glasses (1)

maldelarke (968160) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879319)

I thought the same thing! Robot Feces, I was looking forward to seeing that actually.

This will be useful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879255)

for killing opponents and reanimating their features for a bit to agree wholeheartedly with your policies and then announce their retirement, without all that expense and detection risk of good computer rendering.

Hollywood is excited (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26879497)

With the development of further robotic enhancements, movie makers would now be able to make movies WITH REAL LIVE..er..DEAD ZOMBIES!!!! Plus, Priscilla Presely and other celebrities with botched facial plastic surgeries and botox treatments can now form more than one facial expression.

botox (1)

neonsignal (890658) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879837)

So now famous actors can botox and still do their job... oh wait

Re:botox (1)

peater (1422239) | more than 5 years ago | (#26885151)

A little botox in my buttocks
A little botox in my face
Add some robotics to them both
And in the Oscars I'd have a place

This will be great for meetings... (1)

d474 (695126) | more than 5 years ago | (#26879887)

...I'll show up to a meeting, switch to Facial Auto-Pilot mode, fall asleep, and my face will appear to be raising eyebrows in interest when my voice analyzer detects the end of a sentence, smiling when it hears others lauging...

Heck, you could even hook your eyes up to this, automatic blinking, eyes looking around. I will just have to perfect the *wake up* sensor so I know when I can leave the meeting...

I can think of another major use (1)

NotSoHeavyD3 (1400425) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880235)

That'd be helping a husband keep a straight face when his wife asks "Does this make me look fat?"

Oh no! Now they can make (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880751)

Zombies!

I will post as anonymous coward (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26880807)

cuz I'm at work and can't create a profile

years ago my mother suffered from Bells Palsy. In most of the cases of bells palsy the patient will regain full return of facial nerve control, however for my mother full control of her right eyelid and lip will never happen.

I think that there will be some great uses for this and certainly not trying to bring anyone down, but it'd be nice to see my mom smile or wink again...now back to the robotic feces and flirty cadavers

I've never done this before... (0, Redundant)

Dripdry (1062282) | more than 5 years ago | (#26880987)

and I have the Karma to spare, so...

  I welcome our new robot zombie overlords!

Need my eyes checked... (1)

Veggiesama (1203068) | more than 5 years ago | (#26882151)

I thought it read "Robotic Prostitutes for Human Feces." Stop thinking, brain of mine...

Re:Need my eyes checked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26883259)

me too. Going to take a dump now.

Re:Need my eyes checked... (1)

danlock4 (1026420) | more than 5 years ago | (#26883317)

That was exactly my initial thought, and when I told myself, "START thinking, brain of mine..."

Re:Need my eyes checked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26883353)

err... exactly my initial thought except that the only word I had read incorrectly was faces (replacing the "a" in "faces" with an "e")

Botox (1)

onionlee (836083) | more than 5 years ago | (#26883461)

So, you get botox and freeze your face. ... then you fix it with this?

A Crap Joke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26884073)

Did anyone else read this as "Robotic Prostheses For Human Faeces"?

I, for one, welcome our new cyberpoo overlords.

I cant wait (1)

hesaigo999ca (786966) | more than 5 years ago | (#26885383)

I hope they come out with the one that 7 of 9 on voyager wears,
cant wait to get one of those for my girlfriend, and also the body suit, that was hot!

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