Great: Controlling Robots With Your Mind

April 1, 2009

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The Honda Research Institute Japan, along with ATR and Shimadzu Corporation (all of whom can expect threatening letters from yours truly) has developed a system that makes it possible to control robots with your thoughts alone. Wow, this doesn't sound scary at all.

The technology uses electroencephalography (EEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to allow a human to control a robot, in this case the Honda ASIMO, using mere thought. The technology offers up to 90 percent control accuracy without the use of physical implants, a huge milestone in human-to-robot interface that the research group hopes will yield new advances in robotics and artificial intelligence.

What could possibly go wrong? Besides everything. And by everything I mean the destruction of the entire human race. And also, this LEGO castle I'm building. But I put so much time into it!

Hit the jump for a video explaining the technology.

Honda research group unveils non-invasive human-to-robot interface [dvice]

Thanks to Steve, Spoonman, Joemo, Cocktus and Julian, who know the only robot you want to control with your thoughts is a Love-bot. Am I right guys? Haha, that was a test. You all failed, now get out.

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