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Robot controlled via Rat Brain - More info, please :)
« on: January 03, 2012, 08:26:23 PM »
Hey all,

This might be asking a lot, but I'm in need of some more (I guess, "meatier" chunks of) information regarding a project from Reading University on a Rat Brain controlled robot. (Professor Kevin Warwick talks about it a lot)

The information I've been able to find seem to be grouped around the 14th of August 2008. Surely there's something more recent on this project..?

Basically it's a robot that has ultrasonic sensors to detects walls etc, which communicates to 300,000+ cultured rat neurons via Bluetooth.
The neurons/brain makes all the "decisions" for the robot.

These are the links I've managed to find thus far:


youtube.com/watch?v=1QPiF4-iu6g - isn't the same robot, but is created by the same guy (Professor Kevin Warwick)
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=2352 - About the robot in the link above.
http://robotics.usc.edu/~maja/publications/sab90-2.pdf - Not about a specific robot, and not from Reading University. Talks about navigation & building cognitive mapping.

All of them (first grouping of links) give very similar information, but with a tiny bit more here & there.

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any other links/resources, or even any specifics from this project.

Before anyone says "This sounds like homework  :o"
Yes, it is. Which is why I've supplied everything I've managed to find so far, to prove I'm not just looking for a "free ride" type deal ;)

Much thanks in advance,

Note: I removed the http://www from the youtube links so they wouldn't embed seeing as how it'd embed all four.


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