Monkey Brains Control Robot Arm with Thought

Your fantasy of getting a handjob from Lee Majors is one step closer to reality, thanks to this new robot arm controlled by thought alone. Scientists at University of Pittsburgh have successfully tested the arm and hand unit with monkeys and ready to explore the the potential for fully functional prosthetic arms. And before the nightmares of armies of patchwork cyborg monkeys turning on their creators kick in, don't worry: the monkeys were allowed to keep their arms. Doctors humanely strapped them down and inserted small probes into the motor functions of their brains, killing them instantly.

Brain-controlled 'Robo-arm' Hope [BBC via TheRawFeed]