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Prof Kevin Warwick - Cyborg Experiments

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Kevin Warwick, Professor for Cybernetics at reading and the “World’s first human cyborg” comes to answer one question: Are Cyborgs still science fiction?

A Cyborg is part human (or part animal) and part machine. In his talk, Prof Warwick will describe 4 different Cyborg experiments. 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.

We will look at 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.

Prow Warwick will also consider the future in which robots have biological, or part-biological, brains and in which neural implants link the human nervous system bi-directionally with technology and the internet.

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