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Scientists Transplant Worms Mind into a Lego Robot, the Worminator is Born…

The Worminator lives, with the brain of one of nature’s simplest creatures and a body carefully crafted out of Lego Mindstorm V3 parts history shall record the world’s first Cyborg as being a Lego worm. While not as impressive as James Cameron’s interpretation of a Cyborg sent back in time it is none the less an important milestone.

Created as a part of the OpenWorm project Worminator programmer Lucy Black describes the process of creating the neural simulation software in her I-Programmer article published November 16. Using off the shelf (toy shop shelf) hardware and fairly standard networking protocols the team have in fact been able to observe very similar behaviours to that of the original facsimile, a roundworm (Caenohadbitis elegans).

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