Project Description

Adaptive Flight Control With Living Neuronal Networks on Microelectrode Arrays (2005)

Biomedical engineer Thomas DeMarse used a grid of 60 electrodes with 25.000 rat neurons to create a living ‘brain’. The neurons formed a neural network, which was then connected to a flight simulator. The electrodes were used both to record the activity of individual neurons and to provide ‘feedback’ on their performance in the form of electrical stimuli. By this the neurons slowly learned to control the simulator.

 

Credits: Thomas DeMarse, Karl P. Dockendorf