Telepresence Robot for the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals

MIT Technology Review

People with severe motor disabilities are testing a new way to interact with the world—using a robot controlled by brain signals.

An experimental telepresence robot created by Italian and Swiss researchers uses its own smarts to make things easier for the person using it, a system dubbed shared control. The user tells the robot where to go via a brainwave-detecting headset, and the robot takes care of details like avoiding obstacles and determining the best route forward.

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WizzroSupreme1143d ago

The robots are taking over!…Hopefully for good.