Researchers in Japan are using a brain-machine interface to control the actions of a humanoid robot. The goal is to allow people "to feel embodied in the body of a humanoid robot," in the words of one researcher.
Roboticists at the CRNS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory, a collaboration between the French National Center for Scientific Research and the Japanese Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, are trying to interpret brain waves into actions that can be understood by a robot. In the video below, a volunteer wears an electrode cap and watches a screen with flashing dots, which is used to teach his brain to associate flickering objects with actions. By focusing his attention, he can induce actions, which are translated from his brain activity into robotic motion.
A signal processing unit on a computer translates his brain activity and classifies it into a series of tasks. Then the team can instruct the robot on which task to perform. It could help paraplegics who can't perform certain tasks on their own. Or it could be used for crazyfuture tourism, says Abderrahmane Kheddar, director of the JRL: "A paraplegic patient in Rome would be able to pilot a humanoid robot for sightseeing in Japan."
That's something Obama would never be able to do with his brain--he can't control anything with his brain because he has no brain to start with.
Often PoPSCi likes to repost the same article, but I can see a little twist to this article as the human interfaces with the robot in this repost future article.
The human begins the contact and sends a command to the robot. Then with the intention to control the robot, his mind is frozen and with a sudden shock, the user knows something is wrong and then the robot eyes grow brightly beginn to command the human, bra ha haha ha!
Why am i not impressed?
I see a robot picking up a can with his hand only to find out that the user is merely decides the walking direction, everything else is automated.
He could not do it because he has no brain? Hilarious!!!
Nwahahahha aahahahhahaha best joke ever! Total ownage!
You did show him!
But no, seriously, i feel more like you are the one who is lacking brain here.
So, how soon can I have one of this and be connected to our government. Something has to give for our leaders to get them out of the rut of 'no decision' and move to actually fixing our economic problems, rather than wait for the economic doom, that awaits us.
Then again, the new world order does want a one currency society. And with all the hacking going on and the testing of our pets with microchips to track them and their health, the humans soon too, will be given chips in their right hand or forehead to enable NSA to tract and control their fates. The new world order wants us all to be united in saving the planet from global warming and our economic doom and all those bad hackers.
I wish the Annunaki will hurry up and get here! At least December 21st 2012 is just around the corner. I can only imagine the remote Mayans tribes hiding in Brazil, will be dancing and praying up a storm. Hello the clean sweep of humanitywith Armageddon and the meek shall inherit the Earth! ;)
THE ELECTIONS OVER ! YOU LOST ! GET OVER IT!
While I did not vote for Obama, I do consider him a good guy too. The government and our laws are not run by one person anyways. I hope government will soon get off buts and actually do something!
Calm Down! Stop Fear mongering, Smoke a joint and be well!
The way to reliave the economic stress of the bush tax cuts ending will be to legalize marijuana and other cartel affiliated drugs and regulate them like alcohol and tobacco.
Let the serious drug users "weed" themselves out of society like leppers and plague victims. while the responsible users can go about their business with out fear of incarseration. Meanwhile the US will be pulling in all kinds of money to put twords building a better world.
Now thats one thing i whole heartedly agree with!
I do consider him a good guy too. The government and our laws are not run by one person anyways. I hope government will soon get off buts and actually do something!
Sorry meant to link to this comment ^^^^^^^^
Now thats one thing i whole heartedly agree with!
16trillion in debt divided by 320 million US Americans, including the babies. Each person owes 50 thousand dollars and I do not have that in my bank account and I do not see the babies going to work for a while, so the reality is, the USA is bankrupt and we are just getting by, by paying interest of which we cannot afford too.
This is not doom and gloom, it is reality. The best way to fix and obstacle is to identify it first and it's characteristics.
And while slanderous Politian’s like to blame Obama or Bush or the aging baby generation, the fact of the matter, this all got started by our political leaders before President Johnson, when they decided to legalize dipping into the social security system fund. It’s not President Obama or Bushes fault and it not the older baby generations fault as they age now. It began with our cowardly government leaders of the past and always saying YES to things we could not afford, so they could be politically correct and keep their positions.
They are still cowards and the fact of the matter they are waiting for the fiscal cliff to hit, intentional to fix the problem and not take responsibility during the hardship it will cause, thereby keeping their political positions.
Plus in the background as this is happening throughout the world, a manipulation by a hidden world order, managing a new world currency that will come, with each person given a electronic chip in the right hand or forehead to follow them by NSA. And the currently global warming propaganda is just nurturing the new world orders desire to bring the whole Earth under one government and make us all unite, being controlled under their thumb.
Take away the gold and silver standard.
Get the people self-worth attache to what the government says it is and introduce a new world currency, with each person being followed, stalked and controlled by the world government.
Then when the Annunaki show up to save us from this new world order, a clean sweep of humanity will happen and the only ones saved will be those who never joined the world order. For the meek who were obedient to the old laws as God presented to them staying faithful. The meek shall inherit the Earth.
Please, please PLEASE don't discuss politics on a Popsci comment board. First off, you all sound like total idiots that lack any real education. Second, there is no relevance between the political comments made and this article besides the word "brain" being used in both... Shameless forum trolling (for fear of sounding redundant).
Seriously, do you guys even proof-read what you type? I would like to cite numerous failings in Robot's arrogant political rant. I will overlook the plethora of grammatical and spelling errors for the sake of time and space.
1) "aging baby population" - this isn't a thing. Perhaps he meant the "baby boomer" population.
2) Learn more about economics before you comment on America's economic policies and the concept of working with a deficit. The conclusion that the U.S. is bankrupt is moronic for so many reasons I won't get into.
3) I said I wouldn't comment on spelling, but this one I couldn't let go. "Bushes," really? Bush's. Apostrophes show possession. Bushes are what grow in the dirt...
4) I'm sorry, did he just deny global warming on a Popsci forum? Let's start with the barrage of global warming articles Popsci has posted recently. Also, go talk to a scientist. Arguing against global warming is truly the political fool's agenda.
5) By ending his ill-informed political word vomit with references to the rapture and the protection of God I think Robot has surrendered much, if not all of the already shaky ground upon which he stood.
As a final note, perhaps I am being too harsh on Robot as obviously English is not his first language...
Ok, so it is baby boomer generation. The point still stands. The current political leaders are using them as an escape goat to their past decision making.
If you will not go into the USA deficit problem or its economics, by just giving up, I conclude you do not have a clue.
Yup, it should have been Bush's. You really tore me a new one on that, lol. However, my point of the Politian is dipping into the social security fund, still stands and you did not comment on this. Wimp!
I did not deny global warming. In fact, I often comment in its reality. I believe global warming is real and it is cause via the sun cycles and yes amplified by everything humans have done since the industrial revolution. I just believe our government and world leaders are exploiting for other purposes.
There is a hidden world order that wants a common currency for all and the same world order wants to track and control us all via the NSA.
By the way, debt servitude deemed illegal in USA by it being a type of slaver and yet our government has no problem making its own people slaves. Since, when do I owe my government 50k and our babies too! Our government leaders should be ashamed.
I suppose your comfortable being told you owe our government 50k for their bad and or no decisions, while increasing their own benefits. Yea, sure, my grammar and spelling is the real problem...... not.
Your attitude is sadly common. So many people rather lose there focus on the things they control, (your case spelling and grammar) than the really hard problems; the real problems.
I appreciate you help and comments, tanx, lol. ;)
It would seem others in our country who spell well and use good grammar do not appreciate our federal government leaders too.
"....Seven states qualify for secession response from White House
12 hr ago |By Ian Simpson of Reuters
The petitions for secession from the U.S. filed by Texas, Louisiana, and five other states have collected more than 25,000 signatures each, which the White House website says is enough for review and response.
WASHINGTON - Citizens from more than 40 states have filed petitions with the White House seeking to secede from the union, and by Wednesday, seven states had gathered enough signatures to qualify for a response to the largely symbolic protest.
The petitions, which have been signed by a small percentage of state residents, have virtually no chance of succeeding. The United States' bloodiest conflict, the 1861-1865 Civil War, erupted after 11 states withdrew from the union.
The White House has set up a "We the People" page on its website that allows Americans to file petitions on issues of concern. If a petition collects 25,000 signatures, the website says, the administration will review and respond to it.
The petition filed by Texas residents has racked up about 100,000 signatures. Six others from Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee have collected 30,000.
Among the seven states, only Florida gave its electoral votes to Democratic President Barack Obama in last week's election.
The Texas petition says the United States is suffering from economic troubles stemming from the federal government's failure to reform spending. It also complains of alleged rights abuses committed by agencies like the Transportation Security Administration.
"Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union," it said.
A counter-petition has been filed calling for the state capital Austin to secede from Texas and remain part of the United States..." ~ news.msn.com/politics/seven-states-qualify-for-secession-response-from-white-house-3