Scientists Implant a Robot Brain in a Rat By Wolfgang GruenerQuicklink submitted By . . Permalink
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|Scientists at Tel Avive University claim to have implanted a "robotic cerebellum" into the skull of a rat with brain damage. The cerebellum, which is responsible for coordinating movement, effectively restored the animal's ability to move.
The implanted chip was designed to mimic natural neuronal activity. "It's a proof of the concept that we can record information from the brain, analyze it in a way similar to the biological network, and then return it to the brain," said Matti Mintz, who recently presented his research at the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence meeting in Cambridge, UK.