Friday, March 04, 2005

Robot Arm Controlled with Thought

This is so Star Wars and I am totally loving it.

Scientists in the US have created a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought alone.

Developed at the University of Pittsburgh, it has a fully mobile shoulder and elbow and a gripper that works like a hand.

In early tests, monkeys had tiny probes inserted into their brains and had their limbs restrained - but were then able to manipulate the robotic arm

The monkeys in the experiment were able to grasp and hold food with the robotic arm while their real arms were restrained.
via Gizmodo via The Raw Feed via BBC

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