SHOCKER! Monkey controls robot with brain!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by The Doctor, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Location:
    The Doctor's TARDIS
    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.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
  3. The Doctor

    The Doctor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Location:
    The Doctor's TARDIS
    Re: SHOCKER! Money controls robot with brain!

    Damn typos anyhow. :lol:
     
  4. TerriO

    TerriO Writer-type human Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Location:
    Doing a little bit of writing
    I can always fix it if you want.

    You have but to ask. ;)
     
  5. Timby

    Timby HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    I think he already fixed it himself. ;)
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    I still say the original title has truth to it. Without money, would the experiment even have been done? ;)
     
  7. Flavius

    Flavius Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Location:
    Eternal Spring
    Pretty soon, I can have my monkey do the exercise for me. Sweet.
     
  8. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
    I hope Jayson never sees this.

    In all seriousness though, I hope the technology works out. It could help a lot of people.
     
  9. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Terra Inlandia
    Do we know for a fact that he was in no way involved?
     
  10. Flavius

    Flavius Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Location:
    Eternal Spring
    Where is he? Was he on the team that made this happen?
     
  11. ed629

    ed629 Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2001
    Location:
    ed629
    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?
     
  12. Candlelight

    Candlelight Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2000
    Location:
    New Zealand
    In Japan, a robot just threw shit at a passerby.