TERROR OF ROBOT MONKEY ARMIES
BOFFINS are close to creating bulletproof cyber- monkeys with skull- smashing robotic arms!
Thjey have implanted electrodes into monkeys’ brains which allow them to control a speciallydesigned robot arm.
The hope is that, in time, the technology could be used to create replacement cyber- limbs for amputees or the paralysed.
But future- watchers fear that eggheads may have set us down a path that leads to armies of robot monkeys, controlled by artificial intelligence and dedicated to wiping humanity from the planet.
A study on rhesus monkeys showed that the animals could be trained to use their thoughts to move a robotic arm and grasp a ball.
While the system is yet to be tested in humans, the researchers believe it could soon allow amputees to control artificial limbs even several years after an amputation.
Researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain.
A spokesperson said: “The brain and nervous system of the monkeys are very similar to humans, so this research is like a proof of concept for humans. CHIMP PANZER: How robot cyber ape might look
“One day the same technology can be used to help human amputees move robotic prosthetics with the brain.”
But Dr Kurt Westheim of the University of West Lancashire shuddered: “Are they mad? Have they raelly not seen Terminator or Planet of the Apes?
“We are just years away from war, not just with monkeys, but with giant fire- breathing robot monkeys.
“With lasers in their eyes, more likely than not, mark my words”