China: Remote Controlled Pigeons

February 28th, 2007

Why not have the rat brain slices control the flying rats?

Via: Wired:

Scientists with the Robot Engineering Technology Research Center of east China’s Shandong University of Science and Technology say they implanted micro electrodes in the brain of a pigeon so they can command it to fly right or left or up or down.

The implants stimulated different areas of the pigeon’s brain according to signals sent by the scientists via computer, and forced the bird to comply with their commands.

One Response to “China: Remote Controlled Pigeons”

  1. George Kenney Says:

    Finally, a solution to the world’s problems! 😉

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