Friday, August 15, 2008

Is RoboCop becoming a reality?

What are the scientist up to? Trying to make RoboCop a reality! I just read an article titled

Gordon the robot controlled by living brain
Gordon ... researchers have developed the world's first robot controlled by living brain tissue / AFP

MEET Gordon, probably the world's first robot controlled exclusively by living brain tissue.

Created from cultured rat neurons, Gordon's primitive grey matter was designed at the UK's University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine yesterday.

This is getting scary! Call me dumb if you like, but this is scary to me. I won't be surprised if they get a dying person who agree to donate his brain for thier next experiment, then we will have a robot controlled by a living human brain! Their report shows that they are already excited by the achivement they've made so far. What gets me scared really is the claim that:
The robot has no additional control from a human or computer.
That means, it is on its own and may just decided to do whatever it pleases. That to me is dangerous!