What are the scientist up to? Trying to make RoboCop a reality!
Gordon , researchers have developed the world's first robot controlled by living brain tissue / AFP
MEET Gordon, probably the world's first robot controlled exclusively by living brain tissue.
Created from cultured rat neurons, Gordon's primitive grey matter was designed at the UK's University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine yesterday.
This is getting scary! Call me dumb if you like, but this is scary to me. I won't be surprised if they get a dying person who agree to donate his brain for their next experiment, then we will have a robot controlled by a living human brain! Their report shows that they are already excited by the achievement they've made so far. What gets me scared really is the claim that:
The robot has no additional control from a human or computer.
That means, it is on its own and may just decided to do whatever it pleases. That to me is dangerous!