Friendly looking little fella this robot that has a rat brain. To see the full story and a video via the BBC use this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7559150.stm
Now research work into alzheimer's is obviously commendable however despite polybore being a huge fan of technology polybore is a bit uneasy about robots with animal brains. Polybore also finds it odd that this story has not been more widly reported. You would have thought that this sort of "Frankensteinian" experimentation would have created a fuss.
Perhaps people have got used to this kind of research. If so what next? A chimp embryo brain used to control a more advanced robot or hey let's try a human brain.