Purple Monkey Virtual Manipulator

Posted by | October 11, 2011

One of the major hurdles in transforming the world into a cyberpunk landscape of chrome and neon has been merging artificial limbs with the body. Who would want to replace their arm, say, if they couldn’t get a proper sense of touch in their skull-crushing iron robot hand? A study at Duke University Medical Center has shed light on the answer to this problem. It involves monkeys, virtual reality, and controlling a computer with your mind. Popular Science has the story, with video.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    October 11, 2011 7:02 am

    It truly boggles the mind. We’re able to spend billions of dollars blowing up the desert, but where’s my robot body? I’d like a robot body. You’d like a robot body. What kind of a demented world do we live in where exploding third-world countries is more important than robot bodies?

  2. Dracul
    October 11, 2011 7:16 pm

    Sounds even more like the road to more awesome Technology is coming faster then the population expected. Soon enough we will have flying Cars and Be able to order food and drink without the use of computers or Phones!

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