Scientific American has a fairly technical article on the real-time control of robotic limbs using recorded neuron patterns. The researcher’s macaque has simultaneously controlled two robotic arms in addition to its own arm motion. The amazing thing? One of the arms was 600 miles away. So, they transmitted and translated the “commands” into motion in less than 300 milliseconds!” It’s still a long ways off from helping the disabled or making a Dr. Octopus suit, but the potential uses are pretty cool.

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