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Rat brain runs robot

  1. Oct 26, 2004 #1


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    a few thousand individual cells, rat neurons, placed on a Petri dish with 60 built-in electrodes, spontaneously connect themselves to form a neural network which is capable of controling things*
    and modifying its behavior as a result of feedback.

    *controling things means controling an aircraft flight simulator (T. DeMarse at U. Florida) or a small mobile robot (S. Potter at Georgia Tech).

    There may already be thread about this, since there was a Georgia Tech release about it over a year ago. Anybody remember?

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  3. Oct 26, 2004 #2


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    Once more science fiction becomes reality :bugeye:
  4. Oct 26, 2004 #3

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    Oh great. The next thing you know we will have robots digging through the garbage and crawling through the walls.

    Really though, quite amazing; and a little scary.
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