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Date: 09/05/08 07:42 AM

51 Responses to Rat Brain Robot

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:42 am
    Link: Rat Brain Robot - This robot is controlled by the brain of a rat - making it the world`s first cyborg rodent. Be scared.
  2. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
    459 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 7:45 am
    Cyborg rats? Should we bait the traps with a 1 or a 0?
  3. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:46 am
    That`s incredible
  4. Profile photo of FinalMinuet
    FinalMinuet Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:47 am
    The concept is pretty awesome, but why did the music have to be so creepy?
  5. Profile photo of fzoe
    fzoe Female 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:49 am
    Freaky Deaky.
    But pretty cool nontheless.
  6. Profile photo of andrewgaynor
    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:52 am
    okay I`m officially freaked out. :|
  7. Profile photo of jaktis
    jaktis Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:07 am
    suh-weet!
  8. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:07 am
    Interesting, if it`s real. If so, I wonder if they could train a rat (choose a certain colored button for a reward, for instance), kill it, plug it in, and the cyborg display the same behavior and training?
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    norwish Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:07 am
    Wasn`t there something like this with a monkey and a robot arm?
  10. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:10 am
    Ok, this reminds me of the book "The Electric Church" except with rats instead of people...
    That`s pretty creepy.

    Sorry for the doublepost.

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:29 am
    First a giant robot spider, now this... Is England turning into another Japan?
  12. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 8:31 am
    Glad I`m not the one getting the brains out.
  13. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:44 am
    the music makes this creepy.

    How come it didn`t just run away and hide under the desk?

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    quentinb Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Backfat, I wondered the same thing. the only thing I could think of is the "vision" sensors aren`t good enough to tell the brain light, dark, seriously detect the movement of the people, whatever. my question would be, what if you put food in front of it?
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    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 9:46 am
    way to go reading university!! (thats right, us english have done somthing cool) i go to reading university (where they developed it). this makes me so very proud.
  16. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:15 am
    REPOST
  17. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    September 5, 2008 at 11:29 am
    Duuuuude...

    Cyborg...

  18. Profile photo of DaveyyBooy
    DaveyyBooy Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 11:45 am
    repost.
  19. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 11:48 am
    Niiice.
  20. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Wonder what it`s like to be that robot...

    Hell, only a matter of time until a human`s brain is used for it.

  21. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    Next up, self-aware machines named SkyNet. Wonderful.
  22. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    No drating way.
  23. Profile photo of xskullkidx
    xskullkidx Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    nooo i dont think thats cool..

    im only thinking of the rat :|

    seriously.. it tried to crawl over the wire and under the chair leg but couldnt

    how confused and scared must it be!?

    thats if it still has thought...

    call it rediculous but i think its cruel..

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    Space_girl Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    that`s drated up. I hope it`s fake.
  25. Profile photo of HachiSanJu
    HachiSanJu Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    terminator! o shi-!
  26. Profile photo of Xerxes860
    Xerxes860 Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    Woot !!
  27. Profile photo of crazymagemia
    crazymagemia Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Jeesus thats creepy.
    Amazing, but kinda creepy. Maybe its the music?

    Can it see? Does it still have cognitive thought?
    Or is it not like that at all?

    wow.

  28. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    oh great...pretty soon the rich will never die. they will just put their brain in a robot... yippee(sarcasm)
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    dude a bionic pet.... it must be like oh poo im hungry where do i eat and also it would probably be the only (semi) living thing to not die when the body takes heavy damage (excluding the brain pod thing)
  30. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    thats really awesome, but scary beyond all reason.
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm
    ...Seriously?

    Why is this not all over the news!?

    FIRST BIONIC ROBOT, PEOPLE!

  32. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Me in 10 years

  33. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    I saw this on either History or Discovery...it was pretty sweet
  34. Profile photo of verus
    verus Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    This is actually kind of creepy imo
  35. Profile photo of sayuki288
    sayuki288 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    cool but creepy
  36. Profile photo of paradix
    paradix Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    If this is real... then awesome!
    But for all I know this could be a walmart toy rolling around that floor. Couldn`t they show us the brain?!
  37. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    "Several rat brains have been used".
    They should use death row inmates.
  38. Profile photo of kidcomeback
    kidcomeback Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2008 at 12:57 am
    wow... dont say that, Negative. Then cyborgs really will rule the future! fuuuutuuure!!!
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    seankerr001 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 1:46 am
    Wait till there`s a Wii Controller rat brain hack.
  40. Profile photo of hamalina
    hamalina Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2008 at 2:55 am
    I completely agree with xskullkidx.

    It IS cruel.

  41. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
    220 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 7:44 am
    Skull kid, it can`t see. Idiot. And it is controlled by the neurons of the rat. Pay attention.
  42. Profile photo of Mitchster
    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    It does seem a bit cruel. That poor rat has no idea what is going on.

    On the other hand, that is by far the creepiest thing I have seen for a while.

    On the other, er, foot, that is AWESOME!

  43. Profile photo of AwesomeAlpha
    AwesomeAlpha Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm
    I always thought this was illegal. Then could this be fake?
  44. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    BBC Report

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7559508.stm

    It`s true.

    AwesomeAlpha - Rats are bred to be tested apon, they do it all the time in medicine.

  45. Profile photo of MicStand
    MicStand Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Soon they will fight wars with an army of rat brains.
  46. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    September 7, 2008 at 6:52 am
    Can`t be real. It looks like someones home or office.This would be videotaped in a sterilized lab environment.I don`t think tech of this magnitude would be allowed to be taken home or played with in an office.
    They did do an experiment once by implanting a squirrels brain on a microchip and then implanting the chip in the brain of a rat.
    Right away the rat started to crave acorns.
  47. Profile photo of Aj_ratboy
    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
    165 posts
    September 7, 2008 at 7:10 am
    this is very real, why would a robot need steralization?? also i know its real, its at university i go to!!
  48. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    September 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    The brain would have to be kept in a sterile environment.Also robotics and electronics are created and tested in a sterile dust free environment.That is a fact.
    This is nothing but a remote controlled toy.Don`t you think the video would show the device where the brain is kept if it were real?
  49. Profile photo of Aj_ratboy
    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
    165 posts
    September 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    its nt a whole brain, just neurons, in a vial, within the robot.. and showing that would have opened it up to un-steralized conditions.. also this isnt a hoax, fake videos dont get into newscientist magazine.. this had a big double page spread a few weeks back.
  50. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    September 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    Apparently the story is true.
    I looked it up on the new scientist website.
    Although I don`t believe this video is real because the device in new scientist is different and no one is allowed to touch it without alcohol sterilized gloves because it is in a germ free laboratory not a living room.
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    hog4me8 Male 40-49
    89 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 9:49 am
    maybe it`s looking for some robot cheese.

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