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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Melding Minds and Machines - There's a grant for that

Lest you worry that no one's working on this...

NSF Funds $18.5 Million Effort to Create Mind-Machine Interface

The National Science Foundation today announced an $18.5 million grant to establish an Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the University of Washington.

“The center will work on robotic devices that interact with, assist and understand the nervous system,” said director Yoky Matsuoka, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering. “It will combine advances in robotics, neuroscience, electromechanical devices and computer science to restore or augment the body’s ability for sensation and movement.”

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