A Robot Controlled By Thought Alone [VIDEO]

A Robot Controlled By Thought Alone [VIDEO]

It has been said that the human brain is the most complex computing instrument on the planet, so wouldn’t it make sense to use it to power a robot? What if that robot was across the country or on the other side of the world?

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Recent technology has shown that it is now possible to type by just thinking, so the use of thought to control a robot seems inevitable. The video seems like a scene out of Avatar but in it’s first stages of the technology. The scientists of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan have combined the teleoperating, the ability to remotely control a device, radios with an fMRI, which tracks mental activity in real time, to achieve this scientific breakthrough.

The applications of this type of technology could be endless from business to medical to educational, as long as the world doesn’t end up like that of The Surrogates. The world may seem better with two Bruce Willis’ however it’s best to take this tech one step at a time.

[via NewScientist]