July 11, 2012

Student in Israel Controls Robot in France

The reality of the movie Avatar may be taking baby steps but it is well on its way. The Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-embodiment Project connected student Tirosh Shapira in Israel to a robot in France. This was done with an fMRI machine that scanned his brain for data that was then analyzed and interpreted into commands. Shapira could get the bot to look left and right and move forward while he gets a video feed from the robot's head cam. After performing 3 trials, the human said he felt like he was actually "inside" his metal surrogate.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 11, 2012 11:06 AM
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