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Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, England, where he carries out research in artificial intelligence, robotics and cyborgs. Kevin was born in Coventry and left school to join British Telecom, at the age of 16. At 22 he took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD at Imperial College, London. As well as publishing over 500 research papers, Kevin’s experiments in implant technology promoted his featuring on the cover stories of US magazines. Kevin was awarded DScs by the Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences and received Honorary Doctorates from Aston University and Coventry University. He received The Future of Health Technology Award in MIT, and also the Mountbatten Medal. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Kevin’s most recent research involves the invention of an intelligent deep brain stimulator to counteract the effects of Parkinson Disease tremors. Another project involves the use of cultured neural networks to drive robots around. Kevin, though, is renowned for his pioneering experiment which involves a neurosurgical implantation into the median nerve of his left arm to link his nervous system directly with a computer.

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