Japanese college student Taka Ichikawa has created the world’s first thought-controlled battle robot. He controls the robot through electrodes attached to his head that read his neural impulses. For example, the user has to give a clear mental command such a “move right,” to make the robot rotate right. If the command is not clear enough, then the robot may not respond.
The bipedal robot was designed using technology that was originally created for a hands-free wheelchair. However, Ichikawa used that technology to create a robot for the Robo-one contest in Japan, which pits robots against each other in bouts.
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By: Alexander Lam - Published: Oct 1, 2009 • References: mainichi.jp