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Mind Controllable Robots: Too Late?

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In the war between robots and humans, the humans just scored a major victory. Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully demonstrated a robotic interface operated through mind control. Utilizing an electrode cap (a non-invasive tool generating a noisy signal), mental powers commanded the robot to walk to a block, pick it up, and set it down in a designated area.

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Hit the link for the video demonstration. Now we just need scientists to hone the "don't blow my head off with that laser" command and we'll be all set.

Human Thoughts Control New Robot [livescience]
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I call BS. Whenever I see these "mind-control" experiments using headgears (like the electrode-studded swimming cap in the article's photo), I always think all it is really doing is detecting scalp muscle movements, as opposed to brainwave commands. Make something that doesn't contact the user's head directly, then we'll talk.