Rat brain controls robot

The researchers in United Kingdom have managed to control a robot by neurons of a rat brain. The experiment aims for gaining new insights into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, which are both neurological diseases.It will enable scientist to help understand how the brain learns and remembers memories. The robot, which is solely controlled by the biological brain, learns to avoid obstacles on its path. Every time the object comes in proximity of an obstacle, it sends its signals to the brain that controls it and in return uses brain’s output for its next movement. Scientists then examine the neuron activities. For more click here

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