The monkey in the video has a chip in its brain that controls a robotic arm. He uses the arm to feed himself a piece of yellow food. Probably a banana. What’s in the deleted scenes? The outtakes of the monkey smacking himself in the head with robotic arm. -HENRY
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I actually work in this lab currently, it was odd to see video from my own lab on BoingBoing. That was a reenactment in the sense that they replayed previous brain-control recordings through the arm, but the original movement was performed live. To see videos of it working in real time, go to
http://motorlab.neurobio.pitt.edu/index.php – go to “multimedia”
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