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A ' Frankenrobot ' with a biological Brain

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posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:21 PM
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A ' Frankenrobot ' with a biological Brain


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Stitched together from cultured rat neurons, Gordon's primitive grey matter was designed at the University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine on Wednesday.

Their groundbreaking experiments explore the vanishing bou
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posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:21 PM
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Scientists from the University of Reading unveiled the neuron-powered machine .

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posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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Nice. Definitely noteworthy research and with some far-reaching potential. Should the time come when the feedback loop is perfected, we may actually be able to have cybernetic organisms capable of performing tasks and 'learning' how best to cope with its environment.

Nice find!



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:38 PM
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ye that would be ace just like i robot ..... well hopefully not exactly like it



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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I am afraid that relatively soon your post could be rephrased like this:
"we may actually be cybernetic organisms"
And then in a while:
"they may actually be cybernetic mechanisms"



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:44 PM
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Point taken. You gotta wonder how far they would go? What's to wonder? They'd go all they way if we didn't keep an eye on them!



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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Or perhaps it has already been done. Maybe WE were produced artificially by some other beings, and now we are just reaching that level of technology and self-awareness ourselves. Puts a whole new spin on "self-aware" if that's the case.



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 04:13 PM
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I would llike to have a robot something like in the picture I Robot. It would take a lot of dull work that I do. Also it can be a companion for a lot of people. I understand that the Japanese are trying to build one because of their ageing population. In the long run I believe it would help a lot of people. Hope it doesn't cost too much.



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by billyjoinedat2k8
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..... well hopefully not exactly like it


lol true enough! Let's hope for no exactness.



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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This might help to further understand neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's .



posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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Quoting University of Reading professor Kevin Warwik" This is a simplified version of what goes on in the human brain where we can look -- and control -- the basic features in the way that we want. In a human brain, you can't really do that."




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