Service Robots

Robotics Avatars are Real

Reality beats movies, a movie that we live once with experience using robots to help people with health problems or to do various tasks.
Researchers from two continents – France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology – designed a software which can read the signals from an electroencephalography (EEG) cap outfitted and send signals control to a robot.
This technology can be used in many fields especially for paralyzed people who need support for many tasks. A robotic avatar create an environment of freedom for a patient with motion problems and this application could be very helpfully to drive a robot alone using brain activity.

Robotic Avatar Mind-Controlled

The system works using an object on a table which should be touched using the brain and the robot do the task. The robot has a brain and uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects or picking up a bottle.
The users cannot control the robot using brain signals, the robot has preset actions which are used if the user select one of these. To picking up an object for a table the user just focus on the object and the robot can handle the object. Cameras mounted in robot display images with objects and using brain signal the user choose the object to be selected. Also to move an object the user should select the direction using the same system.
The best solution for any user is to control all robotic movements. This could be done after some trainings which will increase the control actions of the robot.

Another solution to control the robot movement came from Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris which choose the eyes movement to control a robot. Using eyes movements an user could select with a cursor an action icon which send a command signal to a robot.

Even sound like SF the future is closer and uses robot in any form and for any tasks.

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Dragos George is an IT analyst who graduated Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, specialization Industrial Automation and Informatics with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Automation and Computer Science. He has a great passion for robots and web development.

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