[Cyborg] rat brain robots
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 7 13:37:17 UTC 2010
Kevin Warwick has been busy! Apparently they have been culturing rat
neurons, wiring them up to robots using electrode arrays and bluetooth,
and figuring out how to train the "rat brain" to drive the robot around!
Videos show progress as being pretty good!
The article links three academic papers they have written, but of course
the full text is behind paywalls. Anyone have access to those journals?
Amazingly, Warwick's homepage (kevinwarwick.com) doesn't mention this
research at all, especially since there are articles from the BBC about
this from 2 years ago.
I also found some research by Steve Potter of GATech in 2002, although
he seems to be focussed on the neural culturing and electrode
technologies, rather than the cyborg aspects.
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