Primate Research Could Lead to Robotic Prosthetic Scientists working toward new medical technologies for people with disabilities announce they had trained a monkey to control a robotic arm using a neural implant well enough to feed itself. We'll talk about the work, which was discussed at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week. How close are we to robotic prosthetic devices?
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Primate Research Could Lead to Robotic Prosthetic

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Primate Research Could Lead to Robotic Prosthetic

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Scientists working toward new medical technologies for people with disabilities announce they had trained a monkey to control a robotic arm using a neural implant well enough to feed itself. We'll talk about the work, which was discussed at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week. How close are we to robotic prosthetic devices?

Guest:

Andrew Schwartz, professor of neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine