Swiss scientists demonstrate mind controlled robot

Mobility is something most of us take for granted, and when we lose that ability through paralysis we lose a huge part of our independence. Now, a team of Swiss scientists are making strides in giving paraplegics back at least some of their mobility through the use of a new mind-controlled robot. The robot is controlled by the brainwaves of a paraplegic wearing an electrode-fitted cap. The person wearing the cap, Mark-Andre Duc, demonstrated the device from a hospital in the Swiss town of Sion. Duc, who lost the use of his legs and fingers in a fall and is now considered partially quadriplegic, used his thoughts to send a mental command to a computer in his room, which transmitted the thoughts to another computer that moved a small robot 60 miles away in the city of Lausanne. The robot and the technology behind it is the brainchild of Jose Millan, a specialist in brain-machine interfacing at Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne. Milan and his colleagues said they have successfully demonstrated

Swiss scientists demonstrate mind controlled robot

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Tue 24 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Swiss scientists demonstrate mind control robot

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