Miguel Nicolelis

A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

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Can we use our brains to directly control machines? Miguel Nicolelis suggests yes, showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot arm in Japan purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people — and in fact, it powered the exoskeleton that kicked off the 2014 World Cup.

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Miguel Nicolelis · Neuroscientist

Miguel Nicolelis explores the limits of the brain-machine interface.

Miguel Nicolelis explores the limits of the brain-machine interface.