With this head gear, you could make robots go grab you a beer simply by glancing at the refrigerator.
A team of researchers at Northeastern University in Boston is working on a brain-robot interface that lets you command a robot by looking at specific regions on a computer screen. The system detects brain signals from the user's visual cortex, and commands a robot to move left, right and forward, the Boston Globe reports.
Each quadrant on the computer screen corresponds to a different command and each flashes at a different frequency. If you stare at one quadrant, your visual cortex will emit a corresponding frequency, which is detected by an electrode cap covering your head.
A computer translates that frequency into a directional command, then wirelessly transmits the command to a small laptop attached to a robot. You can even track the robot through a Skype video connection, the Globe reports.
It's a simpler and smaller system than other mind-control robot interfaces we've seen. The new brain-computer interface could be used to control household appliances, according to Northeastern U. professor Deniz Erdogmus. Starting this school year, students will rig a wheelchair to accept commands from the interface, allowing people with physical impairments to move around simply by looking in the direction they want to go.
Students in Erdogmus' Cognitive Systems Laboratory work on several brain sensing devices that enable people to communicate with computers and robots. People with various physical impairments would be able to use the technology to control a mechanical avatar, for instance.
This will never beat playing Super Porn Prospector with your joystick.
If you find this tech interesting, there's an open source project for assisting the disabled called EyeWriter. Using their eyes, they can draw, and write with the assistance of a home-built sub-$50 device.
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As an example of what I mean by “Groundbreaking” info that can be found in the 2012 release of my new book on The Sixth Sense (not yet titled )…..
There is a sequence required to communicate with Infinite Intelligence – to gain insight and/or much more complicated yet achievable, HolisticDNA Energy Healing. The sequence required is on multiple simultaneous levels, not just “step by step” like an instruction manual for assembling a piece of furniture.
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in theory --
you won’t find this in any existing text, which is why The Sixth Sense is so rarely utilized and hard to confirm. This will allow the Scientific Community to experiment and confirm my claims — remember, just a few decades ago, it was impossible to have a Man walk on the moon. Time for the next impossible to be challenged and confirmed — real
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