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Ants Used For Mind-Controlled Robotic Limbs
12/11/2008

Mr sanjeev writes "Australian researchers are reducing the divide between science fiction and science reality by bringing the evolvement of mind-controlled robotic limbs a few steps closer. Even the most fertile science fiction verve might not see a link between the mien of ant colonies and the progress of lifelike robotic limbs, but that is the straightforward mathematical reality of probe underway at the teaching hospital of Technology, Sydney. The technical knowledge mimics the myoelectric signals used by the central nervous system (CNS) to control muscle activity. Artificial understanding researchers have long used the complex interactions between ants to construct a pattern credit formula to tab* bioelectric signals. PhD student Rami Khushaba said 'swarm-intelligence' allows scientists to judge




roget's ii: the new thesaurusmain entry:know
part of speech:verb
definition:to perceive directly with the intellect.
apprehend the body's electrical signals and use the information to create a robotic prosthetic device that can be operated by human thought."

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