welcome to the future

by twit

https://i0.wp.com/www.robots.com/images/robots/050217_3d_robot_feeding_hmed_3ph2.jpg … also known as “brain-machine interface technology” or “controlling robots with your mind.”

The BBC reports on May 28, 2008:

Monkeys have been able to control robotic limbs using only their thoughts, scientists report.

The animals were able to feed themselves using prosthetic arms, which were controlled by brain activity.

Small probes, the width of a human hair, were inserted into the monkeys’ primary motor cortex – the region of the brain that controls movement.

Writing in Nature journal, the authors said their work could eventually help amputees and people who are paralysed.

Lead researcher Dr Andrew Schwartz, who is based at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said: “We are beginning to understand how the brain works using brain-machine interface technology.

and there’s video.

image via Robot Works via MSNBC on February 18, 2005.

One Response to welcome to the future

  1. fleshbucket says:

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