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Rat-brained robotics
Gordon is a very special robot. Controlled by a dish full of rats' brain cells, he's helping scientists to understand how our brains work. Antenna explores the science behind Gordon, what he might tell us about the brain, and what his creation could mean for the future of robotics...

Gordon is on display in the Antenna gallery from 16 October 2008 for at least six weeks.

The making of GordonThe making of Gordon
A window on the brainA window on the brain
Robot of the future?Robot of the future?

Image: Diem Photography/University of Reading

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