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October 17, 2015 travel fallfoliage

Fall Foliage, Day 31 - Boston, Massachusetts

We headed into the city today after a quick stop at the farm stand for croissants for breakfast/lunch.

Pumpkin spice croissantPumpkin spice croissant

After a couple of missed turns in the twisty city streets, we met up with our friend from SMU, Roman, for a tour of the MIT Media Labs. He works in the Biomechatronics lab with Hugh Herr working on prosthetics.

The LabsThe Labs

Biomechatronics mannequinsBiomechatronics mannequins

Previous modelsPrevious models

He showed us the newest in powered ankle prosthetics and let us try out the motion-capture technology they have.

Christian holding ~$25K of prostheticsChristian holding ~$25K of prosthetics

IR dotsIR dots

Ready to get my Smaug onReady to get my Smaug on

I was impressed by the screw organizationI was impressed by the screw organization

We wandered around the rest of the building for a bit and found other cool displays.

Urban farming on the top floorUrban farming on the top floor

Then we took a quick ride on the T to Harvard Yard for a brief tourist moment and dinner at Tasty Burger before heading back home.

Thanks for the tour, Roman!Thanks for the tour, Roman!


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Fall Foliage, Day 32 - Brookline, New Hampshire This morning we had another slow start. I did some catching up on email/posts and Christian had his “do-nothing” time. We were planning on hiking