Adaptive robotics meets BCI

By Max Versace | September 2, 2011

Can a non-invasive brain-machine interface (BMI) be developed that allows a user the ability to direct a semi-autonomous robot to perform tasks through thought alone? If so, this would provide the foundation for a large number of potential applications ranging from rehabilitative to commercial to military. The following video, realized by Sean Lorenz and Byron Galbraith, shows the progress of the Lab in this project.

Shown below is a preliminary video of the iRobot Create with a robotic arm controlled by an EEG-based BMI. For more details about the project, click here.


The Neuromorphics Lab is highly collaborative with connections across both academia and industry.