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Monkeys Use Brains to Move Robot Arm

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Monkeys Use Brains to Move Robot Arm

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Monkeys Use Brains to Move Robot Arm

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Researchers teach monkeys to control a robot arm using only brain signals. While the actions are rudimentary, scientists are now wondering: When are humans next?

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Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D.
*Professor, Neurobiology, Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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