Brain Implant

Experiment: NeuroProsthetics

What will you learn? In this lab you will learn about neuroprosthetics, a very new discipline combining neuroscience, engineering, robotics, and physics. Background One of […]

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Pacemakers of the Heart

Experiment: Heart Action Potentials

What will you learn? With this experiment, you can learn about the cardiovascular system through the use of electrocardiograms (EKGs). You will have an understanding […]

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HackerHand

HackerHand + 5 Channel Interface (Beta Gen 2) Announcing a collaboration between Backyard Brains and HackerHand, a Chilean father & son invention team that has […]

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Gripper

Experiment: Controlling a Robotic Gripper

What will you learn? In the following experiment you will learn to control a gripper hand with the EMG signal of your muscles. This Gripper […]

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Photo Credit: Simon Wijers

Cyborg Definition

A cyborg (short for “cybernetic organism”) is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes […]

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ASIMO uses sensors and sophisticated algorithms to avoid obstacles and navigate stairs.

Scientific Fields Related to Cybernetic Systems

Cybernetic Systems Cybernetics studies systems of control as a concept, attempting to discover the basic principles underlying such things as: In biology Cybernetics in biology […]

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Cybernetics: John von Neumann

History of Cybernetics

Roots of cybernetic theory The word cybernetics was first used in the context of “the study of self-governance” by Plato in The Alcibiades to signify the governance of people. The word ‘cybernétique’ was also […]

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