Monkeys, Smarter than the Average Bear … Control Robot Arms with Thoughts


Two Monkeys helping science in making inroads in brain-machine interface technology. The only problem, there should have been three. The technology is fascinating.

Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Posted May 29, 2008 by
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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Monkeys, Smarter than the Average Bear … Control Robot Arms with Thoughts”

    1. bleachedblack on May 29th, 2008 5:23 pm

      Yea babay, thats wat im talkin bout….:)

    2. Patti on May 29th, 2008 6:35 pm


      Anything is possible…

      (scratching my head, with my own arm)



    3. richard on May 29th, 2008 8:35 pm

      Solely on the matter of brainpower, I’d take the two monkeys over, say, 250 members of the Aruban law enforcement and/or government any day.

    4. Bearlyhere on May 30th, 2008 1:17 am

      What’s wrong with the average bear?
      SM: Nothing. I always love to use lines from Yogi bear ;)

    5. Bearlyhere on May 30th, 2008 9:02 am

      #4 Red

      But can they get us some pick-a-nick baskets, Boo Boo?

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