Robot Powered by Moth’s Brain

It’s been inevitable that a branch of artificial intelligence would go down a biological path and many have speculated about the emergence of an organic based processor for years. Now it seems, that one of the leaps down the path of merging bio and mech elements is happening via the brain of a moth.

The robot’s motion is guided by a tiny electrode implanted in the moth’s brain, Higgins said, specifically to a single neuron that is responsible for keeping the moth’s vision steady during flight. The neuron transmits electrical signals which are then amplified in the robot’s base and through a mathematical formula, a computer translates the signals into action, making the robot move. “

The experiment claims to be striving to advance the field of neuro-science.

Read more about the experiment.

And please, someone leave them a comment that’s not a pun.

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