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May 29, 2008, 02:56 AM

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In a dramatic display of the potential of prosthetic arms, a monkey at the University of Pittsburgh was able to use his brain to directly control a robotic arm and feed himself a marshmallow. The research, published today in the journal Nature, is the first to show that an interface that converts brain signals directly into action is sophisticated enough to perform a practical function: eating. Researchers who led the work have just begun human tests of a related technology.
Technology Review: Monkey Thinks Robot into Action

OK, robot monkeys are just too cool to pass up.

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May 29, 2008, 05:14 AM
You're some sort of big, fat, smart-bug, aren't you?
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
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May 29, 2008, 09:01 AM
Awesome break through, but man, we set-up monkeys in some weird contraptions.
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May 29, 2008, 09:14 AM
Luke Monkey Skywalker and his prosthetic robot arm...
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