A Sydney University of Technology (UTS) Working on a research project using brain-machine interface (BMI) Controlling robots with mind. The research team is developing biosensor technology that allows the user to control a robot with just their thoughts.
A demonstration was held by the Australian Army when members of the organization were able to control a quadrupedal robot using technology. According to the researchers, the test showed that the brain-machine interface could guide the robot with 94% accuracy.
The advanced brain-machine interface was developed by scientists Chin-Teng Lin and Francesca Iacopi in collaboration with the Australian Army and the Defense Innovation Center.
“Hands-free or sound-free technology works anywhere, anytime, outside of lab environments. “It makes interfaces like consoles, keyboards, touchscreens and gesture recognition redundant.”
The system works through a device implanted in the user’s brain that can read electrical signals produced by neurons. These signals are then interpreted by a computer, which uses them to control the robot. The user can send commands to the robot by considering only certain movements.
While the technology is still in its early stages, researchers claim it could have a huge impact in many fields such as medicine, defense and even entertainment.
With this technology, people with physical disabilities can have more autonomy and independence, and rescuers can use robots to reach dangerous areas and save lives. In addition, technology can be used to create entirely new entertainment experiences.
While there is still a lot of work to be done before this technology is widely adopted, the UTS research represents an important step towards a future where mind control over technology becomes a reality.
Source: Tec Mundo
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