• Question: Is it possible to make a robot spine

    Asked by 465artn27 to Cat on 20 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Cat Macleod

      Cat Macleod answered on 20 Jun 2018:

      At the minute you can’t make an artificial spine that could replace a human one but there’s lots of research going on in this area! The spinal cord is basically like a load of wires which send messages from the brain to different parts of the body and back but sadly we don’t know exactly how the whole system works. Hopefully one day we can figure it out and develop new ways to treat spinal cord injuries.