This Robot Can Turn Thoughts Into Actions — With Mind Control

University of Minnesota researchers have created a noninvasive way to let humans control a robotic arm with their brains.
This Robot Can Turn Thoughts Into Actions — With Mind Control

This mind-controlled robot could open a new world for people with disabilities.

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And unlike its predecessors, this one doesn't require a brain implant.

Research subjects wear an electroencephalography (EEG) cap, which records brain activity and turns thoughts into movement. 

Humans do the thinking, and the robot does the work. 

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Researchers say this technology could help people who are paralyzed or have limited motor function due to conditions like muscular dystrophy, stroke and spinal cord injuries. 

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