Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Interview With A Cyborg

Meet Gordon, a robot controlled by a living brain. The future of treatment for stroke and brain disease may never be the same.
Kevin Warwick was a normal English teenager who liked riding motorcycles after seeing Steve McQueen jump the barbed wire fence in the film The Great Escape. In 1970, at 16, he left school for an apprenticeship at British Telecom installing and planning telephone systems. He studied electronic engineering at Aston University when microprocessors were first introduced. At 28 he received a Ph.D. in computer engineering and held a research post at Imperial College in London. He taught robotics and computing at three different universities prior to being awarded a prestigious chair in cybernetics at the University of Reading at the age of 33.