Monkeys Begin Conquest of Earth
Hey, was anyone else taken aback by this headline in yesterday's New York Times?
Monkeys Control a Robot Arm With Their ThoughtsIt turns out the truth is only slightly less hair-raising. The monkeys controlled a robot arm that was attached to sensors on their brain:
After several days, the monkeys needed no help. They sat stationary in a chair, repeatedly manipulating the arm with their brain to reach out and grab grapes, marshmallows and other tasty nuggets dangled in front of them.I bet this would have really creeped out Charlton Heston.