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In a new study, a monkey fed itself using a robotic arm electronically linked to its brain. The work was presented here Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The robotic arm is about the size of a child’s, with a fully functional shoulder and elbow, as well as a simple gripper that can hold a piece of fruit or vegetable.
"It moves much like your own arm would move," said Andrew Schwartz from the University of Pittsburgh.
Originally posted by pao
whoa.......... thats crazy... soon they'll be doing stuff like this on a regular basis. i wonder if that will end up being good or bad..