What's a Cybathlon?

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Author's Note: What's a Cybathlon?

To learn more about the Cybathlon, I'd encourage you to visit the Web site. It's hard to imagine what some of the technology looks like when it hasn't been fully released yet, and the site has interesting conceptual renderings of the prospective competitive technology.

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