Thursday, August 14, 2008

The apocalypse

Hello.

I read in the paper today about a robot controlled by brain cells.

"A multidisciplinary team at the University of Reading has developed a robot which is controlled by a biological brain formed from cultured neurons."

Looks like humans are soon to be outdated. I for one hail our new robo-rat cyborgs as gods and masters, and renounce all humans as egotistical meat-bags.

Huzah!

One final postscript: The scientists used rat neurons on this one. Perhaps to prevent our imminent collapse, in the future they could use puppy neurons?

4 comments:

Jason said...

They tried to use human neurons, but they couldn't find any cultured ones in Reading.

I guess that joke is a bit Pommie.

Adam said...

True. Yoghurt is the only culture found in Reading.

(Pow! Take that someone else!)

Nick said...

Finally, the robots can take over and I can look forward to life as human breeding stock.

Andreea said...

Perhaps to prevent our imminent collapse, in the future they could use puppy neurons?

Perhaps "delay", rather than "prevent"? :D

It's interesting that the researchers are reporting (or assigning) personality differences for the different "brains".