[Cyborg] rat brain robots
ch_luk at berkeley.edu
ch_luk at berkeley.edu
Sat Oct 9 18:48:11 PDT 2010
Echo Todd - no rat brain papers found. Attached is the paper detailing his
Cyborg 2.0 test described in: http://www.kevinwarwick.com/Cyborg2.htm
Steve Potter's old advisor Jerry Pine also does neurons-on-chip work too:
If you want to seek more people doing similar research, Neurotree does
reasonably well by linking advisors to mentees, who then become advisors
Here are people linked with Jerry Pine:
Theodore Berger at USC is doing the inverse to the brain-on-silicon work
of Warwick. Berger lab's is creating a silicon implant that would replace
part of the brain, specifically the hippocampus.
> The only paper I can retrieve in full is the ethics article (see
> I haven't read the paper yet - so please forgive the Donny Doubting - but
> do wonder about cultured neuron experiments in general: can we expect
> neurons thrown together without a developmental wiring process (which, for
> example, would usually lead to 3D connection maps) to produce a great
> of computational power? I am quite sure they make excellent artwork, as
> Stephen Potters work with Symbiotica (at the University of Western
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 6:37 AM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Kevin Warwick has been busy! Apparently they have been culturing rat
>> neurons, wiring them up to robots using electrode arrays and bluetooth,
>> and figuring out how to train the "rat brain" to drive the robot around!
>> Videos show progress as being pretty good!
>> The article links three academic papers they have written, but of course
>> the full text is behind paywalls. Anyone have access to those journals?
>> Amazingly, Warwick's homepage (kevinwarwick.com) doesn't mention this
>> research at all, especially since there are articles from the BBC about
>> this from 2 years ago.
>> I also found some research by Steve Potter of GATech in 2002, although
>> he seems to be focussed on the neural culturing and electrode
>> technologies, rather than the cyborg aspects.
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