Experiments into biology-technology interaction
Warwick, K. (2011) Experiments into biology-technology interaction. In: Salihbegovic, A., Velagic, J., Supic, H. and Sadzak, A. (eds.) 2011 XXIII International Symposium on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies ICAT 2011. IEEE Control Systems Society. ISBN 9781457707469
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1109/ICAT.2011.6102126
In this paper a look is taken at how the use of implant and electrode technology can be employed to create biological brains for robots, to enable human enhancement and to diminish the effects of certain neural illnesses. In all cases the end result is to increase the range of abilities of the recipients. An indication is given of a number of areas in which such technology has already had a profound effect, a key element being the need for a clear interface linking a biological brain directly with computer technology. The emphasis is placed on practical scientific studies that have been and are being undertaken and reported on. The area of focus is the use of electrode technology, where either a connection is made directly with the cerebral cortex and/or nervous system or where implants into the human body are involved. The paper also considers robots that have biological brains in which human neurons can be employed as the sole thinking machine for a real world robot body.