Robot controlled with rat brain cells

An amazing experiment conducted by placing rat brain cells on electrodes in order to control a robotic mechanism. Artificial rat? :P

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+30 1. Brendans13 commented 12 years ago

A robot with the raw brainpower of a rat? We have created the ultimate killing machine...
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0 2. mikesufc commented 12 years ago

eeeek stuff like this scares me a little bit. The robots are gonna get us I tell ya!
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0 3. ringmaster commented 12 years ago

I don't like animal testing. Put the ethics aside, it illustrates an important point. If we can grow something between our minds and 'lost' parts of our body, we may be able to use them after an accident, birth defect or other causes.
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-4 4. 0m3ga3 commented 12 years ago

Poor little fellow...

I don't like the idea. Will the humans more careless with the environment with each other then with themselves if some or the whole of their body would be 're-placeable'?

Another side of the tale: this robot is contolled by a rat-brain... but how long can a rat brain 'live' (if it can be named life) without a rat? How long a rat can live without a brain?
How many rats died for this one 'walking machine'?
Are we need robo-rats so badly? (don't we have enough 'bio-rats'?)

Plus a human brain and nerve system differs from rat brain and nerve system... will this knowledge ever usefull for human organs?

Will we being a re-programmable 'good worker of the society'?

Have you ever read 1984 from Orwell?

I think we shold not choose that path.

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
— Albert Einstein

I think we should make peace with nature. Without slicing it.
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+8 5. Ezotyo commented 12 years ago

We have a mouse in our flat I can offer it's brain for anyone who catches it!
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0 6. smremde commented 12 years ago

Like it said they took a few cells and grew them. I doubt any rats were harmed.
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0 7. smremde commented 12 years ago

Very cool tho. Why work on Artifical Nueral Networks when you can use real ones? :D
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0 8. huldu commented 12 years ago

Is the "rat" brain actually controlling everything? Its very impressive if its true.
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0 9. ezeliel commented 12 years ago

#6 Most of the experiments with rats, you have to anesthetize them before extracting anything from the head. After the extraction, they are killed. The only pain they suffer is from the anesthetic injection.

It's not like I approve killing some animals to save other animals because we are mammalians just like them but I'm not going to protest neither because I may need whatever they discover later :|
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0 10. minkki commented 12 years ago

since you all say so long things Im gonna say.. I'd rather take the 5 million which was used making this ..
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+1 11. drgreeen111 commented 12 years ago

they tried it on Paris Hilton but nothing so they used her dog(the rat) instead and amazing it dose respond to out side stimulation.
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0 12. Araniko commented 12 years ago

say CHEEEEESE :D
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