Monkey controls robot 7,000 miles away with its mind.

This is a pretty long video but here’s the interesting bit: a monkey walking on a treadmill was shown live video of a bipedal walking robot 7,000 miles away, and was able to control it using signals from its brain.

If that’s not the future I don’t know what is!

Nicolelis is hopeful that one day the same kind of technology can be used to help people suffering from paralysis by powering a mind-controlled prosthetic exoskeleton — the goal of the multinational Walk Again Project. The plan goes a step beyond mentally controlling prosthetics, says Nicolelis, who aims to have patients completely assimilate the exoskeleton, turning it into “the new body that the brain controls.”

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