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By David Zax | 11-01-2010 | 9:58 AM
Another leader in the brain-computer interface field is Duke's Miguel "Mike" Nicolelis, pictured here with a robotic claw. Nicolelis's work, in essence, involves reading monkeys' minds. In collaboration with a robotics team in Japan, Nicolelis recently trained a monkey to use its brain to manipulate the walking patterns of a robot on the other side of the world.