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Submission + - Walking robot controlled by live monkey's brain (

greginnj writes: "The New York Times reports that neuroscientists have created a connection between a live monkey's brain and a walking robot that allowed the monkey to control the steps of the robot as it walked on a treadmill. The monkey was in North Carolina; the robot was walking in Japan. At first the monkey walked in sync with the robot (which it could see on a large screen). Then, when the monkey's treadmill stopped, it continued to make the robot walk. Cue the whatcouldpossiblygowrong tags now!"

Submission + - Engineer plans to market Robot Baby (

greginnj writes: "David Hanson is a robotics engineer in Texas who has built a prototype robot baby modeled after his own young son Zeno. He currently builds and sells customizable robotic heads; according to TFA, consumer versions of baby Zeno should be available in the next three years for less than $300."
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Submission + - ESR gives up on Fedora

greginnj writes: "Noted Linux evangelist Eric S. Raymond (ESR) has publicly announced that he is giving up on Fedora and switching to Ubuntu: 007-February/msg01006.html Not content to alert RedHat alone, it appears he has also sent out press releases to alert the media: 37 . The announcement has already drawn smackbacks from David Cantrell of RedHat and Alan Cox."

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