Robot With a Rat Brain

Submitted by: littlemissqt 9 years ago in Science

Thanks to rat brain cells, this robot is able to steer clear of obstacles.
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Male 612
the first cyborg
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Male 907
Hmm... I guess this would count as the world`s first CABAL (Computer Assisted Biologically Augmented Lifeform)...
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Male 11,739
Soon we`ll see them scurrying around the fast food restaurants of New York City.
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Male 277
some poor rats brain is still in function inside the robot thinking;

`WHAT THE HELL.. WHAT THE ... WHERE AM I GOING!? WHY CANT I STOP!?!? WHAT THE FU-`

cruel because the rat is technically still alive :)

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Male 357
wtf

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Male 1,140
am i the only one who wants to be a bender bot?
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Female 1,470
cooool
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Male 19
it`s alive. IT`S ALIVE!!!!!!
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Male 72
so, before long, we may FINALLY see security footage of a robotic sentry ripping an intruder limb from limb at the command of some weird, security-obsessed, modified human brain type thingy that lives in a jar in the basement?
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Female 1,545
^^Kind of reminds me of Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes.
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Female 1,545
"Are you drating kidding me? HAHAHA! THE FUTURE`S HERE! THE FUTURE`S HERE! I`M GONNA SEE COOL poo BEFORE I DIE! YAY!"

Comments like these make my day!! :)

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Male 45
Well, that`s done it. Human-kind is doomed.
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Female 1,578
Thats drating scary.

They should put my brain in a robot :D

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Male 891
is it really a robot if it has a biological brain? )-|

isn`t that called a cyborg?

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Male 907
"that must have been the smartest rat in the world, i would not know how to use a robot`s motors wheel or proximity sensors"

Simple. Just play with every button you feel. Or see.

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Male 907
"ITS SKYNET!!!! run for your lives everyone!!!"

RUUUUN JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING!

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Male 5,194
Me too. WHERE`S MY FLOATING BRAIN IN A JAR???
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Male 64
LOL aww I was expecting something like an actual brain floating around in some weird liquid with a series of wires coming out of it. :-(
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Male 1,455
Dear God, you people are dense.

They didn`t use a rat`s brain.

Read that again, and comprehend it.

They took a small culture of brain cells, and let them multiply. They formed a rudimentary nervous system on their own.

No animals were harmed in the making of this robot.

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Male 1,468
Dibs on being a TV! Hey, this is my 100th post!
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Male 4
where`s da cheeze?
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Male 2,199
ITS SKYNET!!!! run for your lives everyone!!!
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Male 2,855
that must have been the smartest rat in the world, i would not know how to use a robot`s motors wheel or proximity sensors
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Male 1,002
Wha.. Roosterroach?! thats not anything! I think the censor needs an update. Oh man though... A giant c.ckroach with feathers, long legs with clawed feet, a beak, a weird skin flap thing on its head, and wings? No good can possibly come from such a hybrid.
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Male 1,002
Dammit, science! What did I tell you about giving robots sentience? First you put a roosterroach in control of a robot, now you`re putting an actual brain in the damn thing. What`s next? A human brain and a chainsaw? That`s it - you`re grounded. No more research for two weeks, got that?!
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Male 2,958
First thing that comes to mind is Sealab 2021.
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Male 2,788
shenanigans!
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Male 1,766


That will be me someday. :-D
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Male 5,970
Woooahhhhh, now this is cool
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Female 5,139
great...now the planets gonna be taken over by rat robots.. :-(
oh noes!
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Male 1,455
Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:07:50 PM
sick.
Another branch of animal testing.
Why???
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Aaaaaaw are your feelings hurt? Poor you.

Shame that you don`t have diabetes, anthrax, a flu, polio, rabies, hepatitis (insert random letter), chicken pox, yellow fever and so on.

Would`ve been nice to call you a hypocrite.

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Male 1
Awesome!

And to those saying PETA will be all over this, this is cruel, etc. We`ve done waaaaay worse to mice than this. We`ve forced Alzheimers on mice, given them advanced stages of the flu, etc.

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Male 2,034
Has science fiction taught us nothing? Why are we doing stuff like this???

That being said, I too would like to pledge my allegiance to our new robot masters.

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Male 23
I offer to put my brain in a robot.
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Male 2,388
doubt the rat has much to think on the matter because they probably only made the parts of the brain that control movement and react to visionary stimuli
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Male 2,422
You don`t need to do that ryguy, by the end of the century well all probably be cyborgs anyway. I can`t wait!
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Male 2,388
excelent my dream of putting half my brain into a female built robot and then having sex with myself is almost at fruition. I`m going to put my head in a pickle jar and live till 2099.
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Male 731
Poor Rat.
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Male 1,455
Holy crap!!! This is so awesome!

HAIL SCIENCE!

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Male 3,255

!

Are you drating kidding me? HAHAHA! THE FUTURE`S HERE! THE FUTURE`S HERE! I`M GONNA SEE COOL poo BEFORE I DIE! YAY!

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Male 18
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my allegiance to our new robot masters.
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Male 334
so i guess it wasn`t faked
but i`m still bored D:
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Male 1,766
Female 15,763
Uh oh...

PETA is going to be all over that sh*t.

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Male 334
interesting...
but it could have been faked
oh well
i`m too bored to care
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Male 1,766
Nidonemo basicly what the title says put rat brain tissue in a robot. it works.
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Female 49
sick.
Another branch of animal testing.
Why???
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Male 9,305
I`m very tired, and I think I missed the point, could someone summarize that for me?
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Male 199
Holy poo >_>. That`s just weird
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Female 1,605
Link: Robot With a Rat Brain [Rate Link] - Thanks to rat brain cells, this robot is able to steer clear of obstacles.
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