Brain-Machine Interface

Full Story - http://www2.technologyreview.com/news/400879/brain-machine-interface/ MIT Review - 10 Breakthrough Technologies - 2001 Nicolelis terms such systems “hybrid brain-machine interfaces” or HBMIs. Recently, working with the Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics at MIT, he scored an important first on the HBMI front, sending signals from individual neurons in Belle’s brain to a robot, which used the data to mimic the monkey’s arm movements in real time. Nicolelis predicts that...
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Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation

Levitation At Microscopic Scale Could Lead To Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation ScienceDaily (2009-01-07) -- Magicians have long created the illusion of levitating objects in the air. Now researchers have actually levitated an object, suspending it without the need for external support. Working at the molecular level, the researchers relied on the tendency of certain combinations of molecules to repel each other at close contact, effectively suspending one surface above anoth...
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Researchers link two human brains together for question-and-answer experiment

Called PLOS ONE, the experiment is thought to be the first to show that two brains can be directly linked to allow one person to correctly guess what’s on the other's mind. According to assistant professor of psychology and researcher at UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, Andrea Stocco, it’s the most complex brain-to-brain experiment that’s been done to date in humans. So how exactly does this work? The first participant, or respondent, wears a cap connected to an electroencephalo...
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