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Non-Invasive Brain-Actuated Control of a Mobile Robot
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: millan:2003:ijcai
Booktitle: Proceedings of the 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Year: 2003
Month: 8
Address: Acapulco, Mexico
Abstract: Recent experiments have shown the near possibility to use the brain electrical activity to directly control the movement of robotics or prosthetic devices. In this paper we report results with a portable non-invasive brain-computer interface that makes possible the continuous control of a mobile robot in a house-like environment. The interface uses 8 surface electrodes to measure electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from which a statistical classifier recognizes 3 different mental states. Until now, brain-actuated control of robots has relied on invasive approaches-requiring surgical implantation of electrodes-since EEG-based systems have been considered too slow for controlling rapid and complex sequences of movements. Here we show that, after a few days of training, two human subjects successfully moved a robot between several rooms by mental control only. Furthermore, mental control was only marginally worse than manual control on the same task.
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Authors Millán, José del R.
Renkens, F.
Mouriño, J.
Gerstner, W.
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