Rat controls most terrifying vehicle ever with only its brain

Say hello to the creepiest vehicle ever constructed: the Ratcar. The Ratcar, created by the mad scientists at the University of Tokyo, consists of a small wheeled vehicle that's plugged directly into a rat's brain. The rat can then control where it goes using only their thoughts. Yikes.

It's creepy, to be sure, but also features some very promising tech. The researchers are hoping to figure out how to help paralyzed folks get around easier by just using their minds, and this is the first step towards that happening.

But right now, this is a vehicle controlled by a rat's brain. Stay in Japan, please, Ratcar.

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