We described how scientists at the University of Pittsburgh were conducting experiments with monkeys controlling robot arms with their brains exactly two years ago, so it feels like the right time to show you the video.

If these test work—which they look like they do, the monkeys are feeding themselves successfully—you too can lop off your own arm, stroll into the emergency room, and feel confident that they'll replace your missing appendage with the robotic equivalent. No wait! We mean in a couple of years!


MOnkey Controls Robotic Arm With Mind [Random Good Stuff]