While robots aren’t my “thing,” I do appreciate the never-ending march of science. (Well, not really, but it’s irrelevant in any case.) In Europe they’ve got a little robot project thing set up called Sensopac, where one of the goals is to implant a man-made cerebellum into a robot. (The cerebellum controls movement.) The point of implanting a cerebellum into a robot, which, I hear, is the premise of a new ABC sitcom this fall, is to better understand diseases like Parkinson’s.
Up next on Sensopac’s docket is creating artificial skin for robots. See, robots are dumb.
Move to create less clumsy robots [BBC News]