Image: China Daily
Hello, how do you do? Go ahead and shake hands with Jianhui the monkey, who controls a robotic hand through sensors implanted in its brain:
Zheng Xiaoxiang of the Brain-Computer Interface Research Team at Zhejiang University in Zijingang, China, and colleagues announced earlier this week that they had succeeded in capturing and deciphering the signals from the monkey's brain and interpreting them into the real-time robotic finger movements.
The two sensors implanted in Jianhui's brain monitor just 200 neurons in his motor cortex, Zheng says. However, this was enough to accurately interpret the monkey's movements and control the robotic hand.
So, scientists are finally making cyborg monkeys. What could possibly go wrong?
Previously on Neatorama: Monkey Thinks Robot into Action
How pointless and disgusting.