So It Begins: Scientists Put Worm Brain In Robot Body

December 16, 2014


The group of scientists who created the Open Worm Project have successfully mapped the connections of all 302 neurons in a roundworm's brain, simulated them as a piece of computer software, and uploaded that software to a LEGO robot. So now there's a LEGO robot that acts like a worm. Roundworms are gross because they come out of your dog's butt after it eats cat shit, but regular earthworms, I like those. You know what my favorite thing about them is? The way they feel in my mouth when I'm eating them. "You're sick." Oh, and eating snails is fancy? Maybe next time you can check your double standards at the door.

Keep going for a video of the wormbot in action.

Thanks to cooray, Cheshiremoonz and Laurie, who agree worm robots today, killer spider robots tomorrow.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Geeze... even robot scientists don't know the difference between it's and its anymore.

  • iamn0one

    what we learned- Women can't drive.

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    So it bumps into walls backs up and tries another direction. It has the IQ of a Roomba vacuum!

  • Call me when sexbots.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    At this stage it would be awkward... but I bet there is a kink for this.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    That's a fascinating idea... with kinda boring results. That said, earthworms are rarely that exciting.

  • Bling Nye

    I'd hate to be the dog that had to crap that robot out.

  • annie stowell

    My paycheck for last month was 11000 dollars... All i did was some easy online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hrs/a day that I got from this firm I found over the internet and they paid me 95 dollars an hour...
    And if i can do it so can you
    -> Start here <-

  • l1qu1d

    kill yourself.

  • Pistol Pete

    Terminator: Origins. In theaters 5.1.15

    Have you *bonk* seen *bonk* this *bonk* boy WHO'S WHISTLING I HEAR WHISTLING I'M A WORM

  • Will it grow back if you cut it in half though...

  • MustacheHam

    Quite an unusual start for androids with semi-artificial brains. :|

  • shashi
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