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Old January 17 2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/scienc...0&emc=eta1'

This blows my mind. Researchers in the US and Japan have created a link over the Internet between a monkey with electrodes implanted in her brain and a large bipedal robot, such that when the monkey thinks about walking, the robot starts walking itself. The researchers claim that by the end of the year, they will be able to demo the technology for humans with paralysed limbs, allowing them to regain the use of those limbs when augmented with a brain-controlled exoskeleton.
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Old January 17 2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: SHOCKER! Money controls robot with brain!

Money controls robot with brain?

Well, I'm not surprised. Money controls everything else.

Ohh, you mean monkey? Well, of course that means it's only a short hop to this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...botmonster.jpg
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Old January 17 2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: SHOCKER! Money controls robot with brain!

Damn typos anyhow.
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Old January 17 2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

I can always fix it if you want.

You have but to ask.
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Old January 17 2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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I think he already fixed it himself.
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Old January 17 2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

I still say the original title has truth to it. Without money, would the experiment even have been done?
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Old January 18 2008, 03:17 AM   #7
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

Pretty soon, I can have my monkey do the exercise for me. Sweet.
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Old January 18 2008, 05:02 AM   #8
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

I hope Jayson never sees this.

In all seriousness though, I hope the technology works out. It could help a lot of people.
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Old January 18 2008, 06:23 AM   #9
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

Mallory said:
I hope Jayson never sees this.
Do we know for a fact that he was in no way involved?
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Old January 18 2008, 06:25 AM   #10
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

Where is he? Was he on the team that made this happen?
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Old January 21 2008, 06:54 AM   #11
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

How long before porn finds an application for this? You put on a helmet and control the Real Guy poking the girl on the PPV (PPF?) site?
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Old January 21 2008, 11:29 AM   #12
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Re: SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

In Japan, a robot just threw shit at a passerby.
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