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Brain Controlled Robot

— December 20, 2006 — Tech
A thought controlled robot (aka brain controlled robot) has been revealed by researchers at the Neural Systems Lab at the University of Washington. By wearing a special hat with 32 scalp electrodes, a human can move the robot and make it pick up objects by simply thinking. One of the U of W researchers, Rajesh Rao, suggested, "One day we might be able to use semi-autonomous robots for helping disabled people."

Thought controlled devices aren't new to Trend Hunter. Earlier in the year, we found Thought Controlled Video Games and a Thought Controlled Bionic Arm.
Trend Themes
1. Thought Controlled Robots - The development of thought controlled robots presents disruptive innovation opportunities in healthcare, assisting disabled individuals, and improving human-robot interactions.
2. Brain-machine Interfaces - Advancements in brain-machine interfaces open up possibilities for disruptive innovation in various industries such as gaming, prosthetics, and robotics.
3. Neurotechnology - The emerging field of neurotechnology offers disruptive innovation opportunities in creating brain-controlled devices, revolutionizing human-computer interactions, and enhancing rehabilitation methods.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from thought controlled robots by providing effective solutions for rehabilitation, assisting disabled individuals, and enhancing patient care.
2. Gaming - The gaming industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating brain-machine interfaces into virtual reality games, creating immersive and interactive gaming experiences.
3. Robotics - The robotics industry can leverage thought controlled robots to develop advanced automation solutions, enhance human-robot collaboration, and improve productivity in various sectors.
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