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Brain-machine interface researchers at the University of Tokyo were apparently successful at combining rat and machine, creating the RatCar. Using embedded electrodes and a training procedure, they were reportedly able to teach a number of rats to control their robotic carts using only thought. They hope to use this research to help enable paralyzed people to regain some mobility.

I’m just glad they aren’t using giant rodents like the ones in the coches rata:

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[via neatorama]


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