A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm. The work was supported by DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, and performed by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In this image from the University of Pittsburgh, taken October 13, 2016, at the White House Frontiers Conference, Dr. Robert Gaunt and Dr. Jennifer Collinger look on as President Barack Obama shares a fist bump with the research volunteer, Nathan Copeland.