Monkey Controls Hand with Brain Chips

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

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I see we are farming out our animal experiments now. not only do we ship our jobs to china, but now also the inhumane practices. Yay! Globalization!
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