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MIND-CONTROLLED ROBOTS MAKE MACHINES ‘NATURAL EXTENSION OF US’

The idea of robots controlled by the human brain has long been a staple of science fiction, but efforts to create human-robot symbiosis in the real world have mostly been limited to prosthetics. Researchers are now aiming to change that, with a system that lets people control a humanoid robot just by thinking about it.

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University have created a feedback system that works using an electroencephalography (EEG) cap that records brain activity and relays it to a robot in real time, causing the robot to move to correct its mistakes.

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