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General Misc => Robot Videos => Topic started by: Admin on February 21, 2007, 02:28:59 PM

Title: monkey eats with robot arm
Post by: Admin on February 21, 2007, 02:28:59 PM
"A monkey has a microchip in its brain which allows it to move a robotic arm as if it were its real arm."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK1WBA9Xl3c&eurl

I went to a lecture by a guy that was working on the project about 2 years ago. He said the only reason we aren't already using this in humans is that the 1000 or so needles they stick in the brain tends to cause infections and other indeterminable brain damage . . . :P

I give it 5 to 10 more years before the problem is solved . . .
Title: Re: monkey eats with robot arm
Post by: JesseWelling on February 21, 2007, 03:19:13 PM
I can only imagine nano technology will improve to the point to where you can wear a hat that puts all the neddles in, but since they are so tiny it just tingles for the first 5 minutes of wearing the had.....

And it will be a red-sox hat......