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Profile: Yoky Matsuoka

Profile: Yoky Matsuoka

A former tennis prodigy aims to create advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by human thought.

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Learn how a self-described "airhead" came to embrace her inner scientist, and what she's doing to encourage young women to pursue scientific careers. Read highlights or the full interview.

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Yoky Matsuoka answers your questions about her life, neurobotics, and more.

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The quest to build robotic limbs goes back at least as far as the 16th century.