An EEG-controlled robotic arm
December 2nd, 2007

Many researchers around the world have tried to build robotic devices able to help people with paralysis. Now, European researchers have developed a robot control system based on electroencephalogram (EEG). The patients using the Brain2Robot system might regain some of their lost autonomy. The users will control the robotic arm with their thoughts. To control the robotic arm, the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) developed at one Fraunhofer Institute in Germany is combined with an eye tracker. The signals are sent to a computer which performs the main learning task. According to the researchers, the robotic arm could become commercially available in a few years.

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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