At University of Minnesota, your thoughts are robots' command

Matt Zalaznick's picture
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Robots are a step closer to reading our thoughts, thanks to researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Biomedical engineers in the U's College of Science and Engineering have developed a non-invasive system that allows people to control flying robots using only their minds.

The engineers created a skullcap fitted with 64 electrodes that can track the electrical activity of a subject's brain. The brain signals were sent to a computer, which translated them into Wi-Fi commands to a four-blade flying robot.

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