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Friday, February 18, 2005

Yahoo has a story on monkeys who are able to control robotic arms with their mind.

"According to the researchers, signals from a part of the monkey's brain called the motor cortex (responsible for directing movement) pass through electrodes thinner than a human hair and into a specially designed computer algorithm. This program collects and interprets the firing rates of thousands of neurons responsible for directing movement, then converts them into a general instruction as to how to move the robotic arm."

"I am faster, stronger... better than before," Hawking told reporters via his suit's built-in voice synthesizer.

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