Robots with Biological Brains: Issues and Consequences

author: Kevin Warwick, University of Reading
published: May 3, 2011,   recorded: April 2011,   views: 492
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In this talk a look is taken at the relatively new area of culturing neural tissue and embodying it in a mobile robot platform—essentially giving a robot a biological brain. Present technology and practice is discussed. New trends and the potential effects of and in this area are also indicated. This has a potential major impact with regard to society and ethical issues and hence some initial observations are made. Some initial issues are also considered with regard to the potential consciousness of such a brain.

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