Robot Controlled by Rat Neurons

Mark Hammond a PhD Research Assistant in Kevin Warwick’s Cybernetics Lab at Reading University recently developed a robot that uses 300,000 neurons to assist it in navigation. These cortical neurons were cultured and exposed to 80 electrodes connected to a computer and interfaced to the robot. These electrodes are monitored for regions that are responding coherently to the incoming electrical stimuli. Above is a video.

The New Scientist article is here.

Posted under cyborgs, neuroscience

This post was written by admin on August 31, 2008

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