Information Technology News Today - may not be as scary as one would think, especially if we are able to control the robot with a mind like a scientist is trying to do.
Angel Perez Garcia told investigators he was able to make the robot move exactly how he wants to use his mind. For the experiment, he said he hooks himself up to an EEG to monitor electrical activity, then focus on symbols, such as flashing lights. Electrodes in the brain activity of reading and interpreting the signals to send messages to the robot to make it move in a predetermined manner.
“I can focus on the choice of light on the screen. Robot movement depends on light that I choose and the type of activity generated in my brain,” said Angel. “The idea of controlling the robot using only our minds (EEG brain wave activity), an attractive and futuristic.”
He said he uses eye movements, eyebrows and other parts of the face to choose which of her wanted to move robot joints.
Another researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is building robots of the future. Ingrid Schjølberg, supervisors and researchers, is using a new training program to help three-finger robot handles objects in new ways.
“Well, everyone knows about industrial robots used on production lines to take and assemble parts,” said Schjølberg. “They are pre-programmed and relatively inflexible, and perform repetitive motions and identical graspers specifically tailored to the parts in question.”
He said we could see how the industry might be having major problems whenever a new piece is brought in and must be handled on a production line.
“Replacement robotic graspers and coaching program is a complex process, and we want to make it simple. We want to be able to program the robots more intuitive and not just in the traditional way using a panel with the button is pressed by the operator,” added Schjølberg.
Moe Signe students working on robot guided only by moving his arm. He was determined to discover how robots can be trained to mimic human movement.
“It is now possible for anyone to guide the robot,” said Moe. “Not long ago some 6th grade students to visit us here in the hall robotics. They all used to play video games, so they had no problem in guiding the robot.”
Moe was standing a few feet in front of the camera so that it can register and keep track of his movements.
“Now, when I move the hand up and to the right, you can see that the robot mimic my movements”, he said. “Kinect camera has built-in algorithms that can track the movement of my hand. Thing we must do is to reflect on this data to determine the position we want the robot to assume, and establish a system of communication between the sensor in the camera and the robot.”
Scientists at NTNU can shape the future of robotics, but what the researchers set out to answer the question is how people will be receiving their new robot friend. Tim recently said at the International Communication Association annual conference in London 63rd (ICA) that they found the man really had empathy for robots.
“One of the goals of current robotics research is to develop a robot friend that builds long-term relationships with human users, because the robot companion can be a handy and useful tool. They can help parents in everyday tasks and enable them to live more independently longer in their homes, helping disabled people in their neighborhood, or keep the patient engaged during the rehabilitation process, “said Rosenthal-Astrid von der Putten of the University of Duisburg-Essen
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