The robot's field of view can be directed by concentrating on one of the blinking circles overlaid on its camera image
Object recognition software automatically detects and highlights the bottled water and canned drink in the robot's camera images, and by focusing on one of them the patient can command the robot to retrieve it
A researcher minds the robot's balance as it is commanded to pick up a canned drink by an operator (off camera)
An operator can move the robot in different directions by concentrating on the flashing icons
Electrical signals picked up by the EEG cap are interpreted by a signal processor as specific intentions, which are then sent as commands to the robot
Researchers at the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory (a collaboration between France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) are developing software that allows a person to drive a robot with their thoughts. The technology could one day give a paralyzed patient greater autonomy through a robotic agent or avatar.
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