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Rat-brained robot does distant art
    #1759539 - 07/29/03 02:42 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3096973.stm

Rat-brained robot does distant art
By Lakshmi Sandhana

Meet the latest spaced out modern artist - a picture-drawing robot arm in Australia whose brain sits in a petri dish in the US.
Working from their university labs in two different corners of the world, American and Australian researchers have created what they call a new class of creative beings: "the semi-living artist".

Gripping three coloured markers positioned above a white canvas, a robotic arm churns out drawings akin to that of a three-year-old. Its guidance comes from around 50,000 rat neurons in a petri dish 19,000 kilometres away.

The "brain" lives at Dr Steve Potter's lab at Georgia's Institute of Technology, Atlanta, while the "body" is located at Guy Ben-Ary's lab at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

Webcam stimulation

The two ends communicate with each other in real-time through the internet.

The project represents the team's effort to create a semi-living entity that learns like the living brains in people and animals do, adapting and expressing itself through art.


"We are looking at future scenarios where geography won't matter," said Mr Ben-Ary. "The brain of the semi-living could be anywhere in the world, while the body (machine) will interface and be fed off it," he told BBC News Online.
"It really makes you think about the future possibilities, and realise that the sci-fi vision of movies like Cold Lazarus can turn into reality in the future."

Termed Meart (Multi-Electrode Array Art), the cells are connected via 64 two-way electrodes to a computer and are stimulated by information; in this case transmitting scaled-down images of visitors in its vicinity, captured with a webcam.

Learn a little

The computer translates any resulting neural activity into robotic arm movement. By closing the loop, the researchers hope that the rat culture will learn something about itself and its environment.

"I would not classify [the cells] as 'an intelligence', though we hope to find ways to allow them to learn and become at least a little intelligent," said Dr Potter.


"I look forward to seeing something everyone would call 'learning', but so far, we only have evidence that the system is developing and adapting, such as becoming more controlled - less chaotic over time," he added
Dr Potter hopes the venture will provide valuable insights into how learning occurs at a cellular level.

The latest initiative is a development of the SymbioticA Fish And Chips project, in which the artist-scientists grew fish neurons over silicon chips to control a robotic arm that produced drawings and music.


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: wingnutx]
    #1759650 - 07/29/03 03:29 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

i like


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: wingnutx]
    #1760011 - 07/29/03 05:32 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

Thats fucked up! :crazy:


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: wingnutx]
    #1760131 - 07/29/03 06:08 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

how depressing


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: wingnutx]
    #1761925 - 07/30/03 05:31 AM (18 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

a robotic arm churns out drawings akin to that of a three-year-old. 



I'd like to see one of these!

Thats pretty crazy.  Imagine your brain is the only surviving thing left of you.  its stored in a warehouse with millions of others while our mechinical counterparts roam the earth for us.  :oogle:


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1762275 - 07/30/03 11:18 AM (18 years, 2 months ago)

imagine if bit by bit that brain was replaced by machinery. does it have a soul? i doubt biological material is a necessary precursor for life..


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    #1762646 - 07/30/03 02:18 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

does it have a soul?

Why must something be considered alive in order to have a soul?


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Re: Rat-brained robot does distant art [Re: Seuss]
    #1762869 - 07/30/03 03:29 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

it doesn't have to be
im sorry, i went off on a tangent- didnt mean to add that into the equation


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    #1772958 - 08/02/03 03:51 PM (18 years, 2 months ago)

if the brain was in the mouse could the mouse draw too?>


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