Rat Brain Robot

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago Science

This robot is controlled by the brain of a rat - making it the world"s first cyborg rodent. Be scared.
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Male 89
maybe it`s looking for some robot cheese.
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Male 358
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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Male 165
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.
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Male 358
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?
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Male 165
this is very real, why would a robot need steralization?? also i know its real, its at university i go to!!
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Male 358
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.
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Male 11
Soon they will fight wars with an army of rat brains.
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Male 2,576
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.

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Male 1
I always thought this was illegal. Then could this be fake?
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Male 544
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!

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Male 220
Skull kid, it can`t see. Idiot. And it is controlled by the neurons of the rat. Pay attention.
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Male 130
I completely agree with xskullkidx.

It IS cruel.

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Male 140
Wait till there`s a Wii Controller rat brain hack.
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Male 182
wow... dont say that, Negative. Then cyborgs really will rule the future! fuuuutuuure!!!
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Male 2,582
"Several rat brains have been used".
They should use death row inmates.
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Male 143
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?!
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Male 3
cool but creepy
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Male 36
This is actually kind of creepy imo
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Female 4,225
I saw this on either History or Discovery...it was pretty sweet
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Male 1,766

Me in 10 years

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Female 15,763
...Seriously?

Why is this not all over the news!?

FIRST BIONIC ROBOT, PEOPLE!

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Male 2,553
thats really awesome, but scary beyond all reason.
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Male 1,140
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)
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Male 904
oh great...pretty soon the rich will never die. they will just put their brain in a robot... yippee(sarcasm)
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Female 364
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.

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Male 68
Woot !!
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Male 64
terminator! o shi-!
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Female 627
that`s drated up. I hope it`s fake.
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Male 277
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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Male 928
No drating way.
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Male 838
Next up, self-aware machines named SkyNet. Wonderful.
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Male 772
Wonder what it`s like to be that robot...

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

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Male 3,425
Niiice.
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Male 71
repost.
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Male 1,114
Duuuuude...

Cyborg...

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Male 11,740
REPOST
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Male 165
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.
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Male 191
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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Male 1,894
the music makes this creepy.

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

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Female 283
Glad I`m not the one getting the brains out.
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Male 4,680
First a giant robot spider, now this... Is England turning into another Japan?
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Female 432
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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Female 432
Wasn`t there something like this with a monkey and a robot arm?
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Male 223
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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Male 14
suh-weet!
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Male 370
okay I`m officially freaked out. :|
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Female 19
Freaky Deaky.
But pretty cool nontheless.
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Male 4
The concept is pretty awesome, but why did the music have to be so creepy?
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Male 2,593
That`s incredible
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Male 459
Cyborg rats? Should we bait the traps with a 1 or a 0?
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Male 19,854
Link: Rat Brain Robot [Rate Link] - This robot is controlled by the brain of a rat - making it the world`s first cyborg rodent. Be scared.
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