Is it possible to control the robot using the mind? it was not impossible. The reason, scientists from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne from Switzerland has created a robot with sophisticated technology that can be controlled using the human mind.
By wearing the electrode cap, the robot can be controlled via brain waves. For the first time robot control system is demonstrated by people who have paralysis. By using a wheelchair, he tested the robot was in a hospital.
The system was developed by Jose Millan, a professor from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne. He has specialized in the field of non-invasive interfaces between machines and human brains.
“After this movement began, the brain can relax. If not, he could be fatigue. The same technology can also be used to drive a wheelchair,” said Millan.
According to him, this technology has limited the brain gets scrambled signal if too many people who gathered around the examiner. Millan also said the robot control system is not only used to move a wheelchair, but also can help patients recover the sense of feeling on (sense).
Meanwhile, research carried Stephanie Lacour and his team are now working on electric skin for someone who does not have hands. Glove-shaped device is equipped with tiny sensors that will send information directly to the user’s nervous system.
In the end, according to Lacour, with electric skin, the researchers hope to create a mechanical prosthetic. This tool not only mobile but also sensitive like a natural hand.
Other studies are trying to develop scientists at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne working on a project that allows people with paraplegics (paralysis) can run normally. The research was carried out using an implant system electrodes implanted in the spine.
“The goal is that after a year of training using this robot system, the patient can walk again without the help of robots. Electrode system will be embedded in the implant and the living,” said Gregoire Courtine, one of the scientists who developed the technology.