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Brain-Machine Interfaces

  • Avatar of J.P.

    And so am I…

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    MC, CA, UNdead Jester and Love Slave of the UNdead Grave Mother

    Avatar of Pons Matal

    I would just love to have the controller….

    KISS’d by Sigler. Pusher twice over. UNdead Advisor to the King Of UNdead for Sigler.

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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Go Steeler! Go Dawgs!

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    I’ll look that one up

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Go Steeler! Go Dawgs!

    Got my signed copy of "The Rookie"

    Same folks at Duke… they patented the "Ratbot" http://wireheading.com/roborats/nirvana.html

    And can I get a monkey to do my treadmill workout?

    " In 2003, we proved that, with the BMI, monkeys could make a robotic arm reach out and grasp objects simply by thinking about doing so. Just over a year ago, we demonstrated that a monkey could go even further: From the DUCN in Durham, the monkey was able to make a robot located halfway around the world walk on a treadmill by using her brain activity to control and guide it."

    http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/dukemag/issues/25/faculty/17.html

    Avatar of J.P.

    great Science Fiction movies about this kind of thing–brain-machine, or brain-virtual technology. My most favorite is called eXistenZ. It highlights this intersection of the human mind and virtual gaming technology. Pretty creepy movie; pretty intense. Check it out!

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    MC, CA, UNdead Jester and Love Slave of the UNdead Grave Mother

    Avatar of Bob Laramee

    sounds interesting…thnx for the link

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Saw the session by this guy at Duke University at Dragoncon 2009… Some of this was WAAAAY over my head. He gave a "refresher" on Neurobiology and then talked about the current research on Brain-Machine interfaces. Some funding by DARPA for prosthetic weaponry for soldiers… and then the stuff about mice and monkeys where they are wiring into their brains to measure and control individual neurons… While the audience was thinking "mind control" it seemed to me that he was more talking about creating a "body control" situation. Puppet-master, anyone? High tech, cool stuff. Visit their website at http://www.openprosthetics.org.

    In the meantime, until they invent a prothetic weapon or a better replacement limb, they are working on using the technology for video gaming. They are working in an Open Source environment, so maybe some of you Junkies can help them out.

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