BCI controlled robotic arm; no implant required

University of Minnesota professor Bin He has created a brain computer interface to control a robotic arm with out an implant.

In a recent study, EEG alone was used to allow 8 people to move objects in a complex 3D environment.  Combined with advanced signal processing and machine learning, thoughts were turned into actions.

64 electrodes were required, making a clinical setting necessary.  However, if this system can be adapted to use the smaller, mobile EEG bands now being developed, a mobile or home based noninvasive interface might be possible in the future.

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