Biomimetic Underwater Robots

Lobster Robots

Lobster Robots

Dr. Joseph Ayers of Northeastern University and the Marine Science Center has been performing research in biomimetic underwater robots. He has been working on two types of robots: a lobster and a sea lamprey.

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Posted under biomimetic, locomotion, neuroscience, research

This post was written by admin on September 19, 2008

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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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