Meet the Bionic Woman

  • By Rima Chaddha
  • Posted 07.01.08
  • NOVA scienceNOW

In this interactive, hear from roboticist Yoky Matsuoka about what makes her lab's bionic hand stand out, why science fiction helps her explain what she does for a living, what her MacArthur "genius" grant means to her, and more.

Launch Interactive

Hear from roboticist Yoky Matsuoka about her lab's bionic hand, why John McEnroe was her childhood idol, and more.


Original interview produced by
Josh Seftel


Courtesy Yoky Matsuoka

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