This Telepresence Robot Lets the Disabled Use Their Minds to Move

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 4, 2015
References: & engadget
A group of Swiss researchers have developed a high-tech telepresence robot that is capable of helping people suffering from motor disabilities travel through the physical world.

Brain-controlled robots aren't entirely new, and they have indeed already been used to help people with disabilities to gain some semblance of mobility. But what's unique about this particular robot is that it allows mobility even in seemingly unpractical situations. It makes use of semi-autonomous software that removes the amount of pressure put on the user in terms of having to control the robot. All they have to do is wear an EEG cap and imagine their movements.

This telepresence robot could go a long way towards easing the suffering of people with motor disabilities, which would enable them to feel fully welcome in day to day life.