The Future: CyBorg Monkeys Controlling Robots

Posted: Oct 14 2003, 9:26am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:01pm CDT, in Portable Devices


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The Future: CyBorg Monkeys controlling Robots has a detailed story on new neurobiology research allowing Rhesus monkeys control robot arms.

Neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and colleagues have been teaching rhesus macaque monkeys to consciously control the movement of a robot arm. The researchers first implanted an array of micro-electrodes—each smaller than the diameter of a human hair—into areas of the brain in two female rhesus macaque monkeys that are known to be involved in producing multiple output commands to control complex muscle movement (the frontal and parietal lobes). Read on at

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