Servo Magazine (April 2008)

Robytes | April 2008 | Monkey to Bot Interface Successful

By Jeff Eckert    View Digital Edition  

Back in January, history was made when researchers at Duke University ( via the “Network Brain Machine Interface,” connected a monkey brain’s motor and sensory cortex to a humanoid robot located at the Japan Science and Technology agency. As certain neurons fired at different phases and varying frequencies, the signals were interpreted and converted to control the robot’s legs. Thus, as the monkey walked on a treadmill, the bot imitated its movements. The monkey was provided ...


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