Great News, Really: Mind-Controlled Humanoid Robot

November 15, 2012

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Now punch the man in black and bring me his wallet.

This is a video from the CNRS-AIST (no clue and I'm too angry to look it up) Joint Robotics Laboratory featuring a humanoid robot that's controlled via brain computer interface. Basically the guy wearing the silly hat (I know -- he looks like a girl from behind) focuses his thoughts on an on-screen direction arrow to make the robot move in that direction. Also, several times in the video the guy in black stands creepily close to the robot from behind. Almost like he's trying to rub his body on it. You might want to keep an eye on that guy. Maybe revoke his scholarship before he gets the thing pregnant.

Hit the jump for a video demo plus some talking.

Thanks to ASNAP and Michael9, who agree scientists should stop working on mind-controlled robots and start working on how to mind control people. Mwaha, mwahaha, MWAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm going to need a secret lair.

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