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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Non invasive robot control

How to control a robotic arm with your mind — no implanted electrodes required

December 14, 2016
Research subjects at the University of Minnesota fitted with a specialized noninvasive brain cap were able to move the robotic arm just by imagining moving their own arms (credit: College of Science and Engineering)
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have achieved a “major breakthrough” that allows people to control a robotic arm in three dimensions, using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
The open-access study is published online today in Scientific Reports, Nature research journal.
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