We’ve had various articles on exoskeletons and prosthetics, they’re getting stronger and more efficient. Now, we find out that touch and heat may soon be wired in as well. These sensors could then be wired into the parts of the brain that correspond to that section of the missing limb.
In addition to the obvious prosthetic limb advances, if it could be temporarily wired into a person’s brain, there’s no reason this couldn’t be used on a remotely controlled robotic arm. Send a small probe out to repair the outside of a submarine or spacecraft, and the person inside controlling it could feel their way along.