Researchers Get One Step Closer To Mind-Controlled Androids

Posted by on December 3, 2012

Researchers at the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory have created an interface that allows humans to control humanoid robots using only their minds.

Users wear an electrode-laden cap and focus their attention on flashing symbols on a computer screen. The computer then processes the user’s brain signals and converts them into actions the robot can perform.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen brain-controlled robots, though. You’ll remember FlyingBuddy2, the quadrotor that can be controlled in much the same way as the humanoid robot seen above.

Now, how much longer do we have to wait before we get our own robot surrogates like in, well, Surrogates? You know, with Bruce Willis?

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