Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Can we use our brains to directly control machines — without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in…

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14 Responses to Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

  1. Skankhair333 says:

    Ghost in the Shell, here we come.

  2. IRWBRW964 says:

    Cyborg future

  3. Jay Smith says:

    The concept is not hard to understand. If you can easily understand the technology then I assume you have at least an MEng/MSc and experience in the field of neuroscience, systems engineering, cybernetics or perhaps robotics?

  4. ilotitto says:

    I want Doc Oc arms for christmas

  5. Arina Obuchova says:

    all the hope to people on wheelchairs

  6. ChristopherJManess says:

    I met a guy who had a walker, who admitted that he could only type 83 words per minute. I can only type 45 wpm. I fail to see where anyone has any disadvantage in life, based upon their brain activity. We all have different talents and abilities. I think we should use them to their best potential.

  7. Paul Pittlerson says:

    Haha you just made a fool of yourself.

  8. DarraghJay says:

    The missed the joke by miles.

  9. elemenz888 says:

    Can’t wait for a mind-controlled user interface so I can finally throw my keyboard and mouse out the window… I wonder how FPS games will change if you can target and fire guns with your eyes and mind. No more hand-eye coordination needed, just brain-eye. *Boom… so many headshots*

  10. Timothy Pearson says:

    But it was asking for that ridiculously good juice, right?

  11. Xhaleon says:

    I do not understand why he was talking about using a BMI to connect a paralyzed person to an exoskeleton. Much of the work here is done by the brain, adapting itself to the electronics they were hooking it up to. Would it not make more sense to focus on developing a relatively simple and inexpensive replacement nerve bridge to reconnect the severed spine, and let the brain do the rest? Rejection would not be any more a problem than an invasive BMI. Someone tell me what I’m missing here.

  12. aabbccddeeffgg1234 says:

    This combines with Oculus Rift, HOLY, Sword Art Online is becoming a reality 😀

  13. kranium45 says:

    lol he’s referencing a quote from deus ex: human revolution which is also about transhumanism

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