Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain Sensor

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Scientists have rigged up two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains. Through a new process, they’ve learned to control a mechanical arm with only their thoughts. Singularity of mammal and machine is nothing new, though this specific study could pave the way for more human-based experiments.

“This study really pulls together all the pieces from earlier work and provides a clear demonstration of what’s possible,” said Dr. William Heetderks.

This test of brain-machine interface technology demonstrates that monkeys which can grab food with a robotic arm once again shows us that putting sensors in human brains could prove beneficial in many areas of the future.

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