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Cyborg Rat!

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posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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Scientists have gone and created a little robot controlled by rat neurons, taken from a rat fetus, and kept alive in a bell jar. The brain cells communicate with the little robot by BlueTooth.




As the cells are living tissue, they are kept separate from the robot in a temperature-controlled cabinet in a container pitted with electrodes. Signals are passed to and from the robot via Bluetooth short-range radio.


Original BBC article:

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And another video showing what appears to be a later-generation robot.

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The research is supposedly directed at reaching a greater understanding of Alzheimer's, but it seems like the defense industry would really love to jump onto an interface such as this.

[edit on 6-10-2008 by BlaznRob]




 
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