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    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    heh, I want to see how long someone has the bright idea of mapping them onto another rhesus. First use will be for helper monkeys, then for rich folks who don't want to bother training their dog and just want them to return when called.

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    What monkey business is this I see before me?
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      CommentAuthorDanLTaylor
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    Rhesus Macaques always get the shit-end of the stick.
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    A little bit of wireless technology thrown in...
    Hold on, this isn't the doktor sleepless site...
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    What is it with science? Its always the monkey, never the cow or donkey.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    Have you ever had to clean out the experimental animal cages? It's hard enough to get grad students to show up sober, never mind getting them to muck out the stables every day...
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    Actually....yes i have cleaned out animal cages. And as such i see your point.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (19.9)
    Monkeys. Safer than Cows.

    Good potential for remote presences in hazardous environments such as disaster zones and public toilets.
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (19.10)
    When the robot drives the monkey, then I'll be impressed. Actually, didn't they do that with cockroaches already?
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      CommentAuthorMJSM
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (19.11)
    Ladies and gentlemen: the future of cybersex.

    Just wait, they'll map this technology onto real dolls soon enough.
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    Today, monkeys and robots.... tomorrow, PILOTS AND MECHA! (I can't decide if that's awesome or terrifying)

    "What is it with science? Its always the monkey, never the cow or donkey."

    hmm... 'recently, a group of scientists implanted electrodes into the brain of a cow, and used the signals to power robot legs in Japan', great news for all cow shaped humans! It doesn't quite work XD
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    I am your experiment.
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      CommentAuthortrewqh
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
     (19.14)
    Reminds me of a device constructed by some japanese scientists, which was on the news some time ago. It was a helmet capable of fooling the vestibular system. By reflex the person wearing the device compensated for the artificially induced impression of loosing balance, consequently, walking in the direction that the operator of the device wanted.

    Not yet mind-control, but scary stuff nonetheless. :)
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
     (19.15)
    That sounds very uncomfortable.

    But then, I imagine any sort of mind control would be.
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    "Have you ever had to clean out the experimental animal cages? It's hard enough to get grad students to show up sober, never mind getting them to muck out the stables every day..."

    Yeah but now we juat have to wire up the grad student while they do it once then replay it to an Asimo (or some poor bastard who couldn't pay the fine for dope possession).
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    if i <em>stop</em> paying my dope fines can i get wired up?
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      CommentAuthorravnos
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
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    They are rather cute.. but whenever I hear about Rhesus Macaques, I think "Rhesus... Reese's Pieces... Rhesus Pieces... aw poor little monkey."
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (19.19)
    I just now came across this article through a link on the Wizard website (they rather geekishly speculate it could one day lead to Iron Man-like suits of armour (it's probably more geekish that that excites me)), then came here to start a thread on it only to discover I was beaten to it not only twice, but once by Warren himself.

    Anyway, I'll fee much excited about it when I see a human do it, lol
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (19.20)
    Iron Man suits? Man, they're thinking small... but once you get to larger (say 10-15 feet tall?) exoskeletons and mecha, that's when it becomes more interesting- large, dexterous, agile machines make for all kinds of opportunities straight out of sci-fi(Masamune Shirow's Landmates spring immediately to mind). The article already points out cyborgization, even if it doesn't call it as such, when it mentions using it for prosthetic limbs for paralyzed people. Alternately, playing into the hazardous regions bit, thought-controlled astronaut robots! Who needs a bulky space suit or to risk floating off into space when Asimo's successor is doing the moonwalking for you, especially as it'll be far more dexterous(also applies to super-dense robots in the depths of the ocean).