Friday, February 18, 2005

Monkeys and Robotic Arms

It’s getting pretty freaky out there. After walking robots and personal entertainment pods comes a link from DQ reader John Catania about monkies moving robotic arms with their thoughts.

Now I know right where a monkey would immediately move a robotic arm, but that’s not important to the point of the story. Perverts.

Here’s the possible application:
The research may one day lead to permanent artificial prostheses for those who have lost a limb, and it might also increase the mobility and dexterity of those suffering from spinal cord injuries or nervous system disorders, like ALS.

I’d write more about what’s in the article, but so much of it is mind-blowing that I’m just going to post the link:

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