A monkey matrix
Today, we examine the work of Miguel Nicolelis, who has been researching a computer brain interface.
In this article, we learn of how a monkey was able to move a robotic arm with its thoughts.
This 15-minute tedtalk covers many years of his work, including how monkeys have been connected to a virtual world, with both input and output running directly to and from the monkey’s brain.
If that isn’t strange enough, here’s work from 2013, when two rat brains were networked together.
Finally, we have the BBC article on when a paraplegic used a robotic exoskeleton to deliver the 2014 World Cup’s ceremonial first kick.