Brain chip lets monkey control robot using its Mind

Photo: Nanking University (Fair Use)

Scientists from Nankai University in China have reported the development of a brain implant that enables a monkey to control a robotic arm solely through its thoughts.

This significant advancement, announced on May 5, is expected to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, the Daily Mail has reported.

The brain-computer interface converts electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from the monkey’s brain into control instructions, allowing it to manipulate the robotic arm, which is equipped with a food reward system.

It is important to note that the research has not yet undergone peer review, and the claims made by the researchers are solely available through a statement on the university’s website, lacking independent verification.

While a comprehensive study has yet to be published, other companies have already conducted human trials with similar implants and provided evidence of their functionality.

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