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Submission + - Brain Controlled Prosthetic Limbs (reuters.com)

himicos writes: "A team at the university of Pittsburgh has finally advanced a 2002 technology enough for use in prosthetic limbs, the targeted application all along. Training computer models to the firing patterns of the neurons in the parts of the brain that control motion, they are able to project the intentions of a monkey to a robotic arm, which follows the will of the animal. The sad thing about the articles is that the beauty of the mathematics used to create and train the models is totally ignored."
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Brain Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

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The first version always gets thrown away.