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Monkeys Learn to Control Robot Limbs

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Monkeys Learn to Control Robot Limbs

Monkeys Learn to Control Robot Limbs

Monkeys Learn to Control Robot Limbs

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Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have taught rhesus monkeys to consciously control the movement of a robot arm in real time, using only signals from their brains and visual feedback on a video screen. The scientists said that the animals appeared to operate the robot arm as if it were their own limb. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.