Brain2Robot PhysOrg.comFor decades, we’ve known, through the work of Benjamin Libet and others, that neuronal activity to initiate neuromuscular activity precedes conscious thought.

Now scientists are attempting to harness those brain signals and put them to work. In the Brain2Robot project, an international team of researchers has developed a robot control system that works on the basis of electroencephalograph (EEG) signals.

This new idea could enable patients with severe motor disabilities to regain some of their lost autonomy. The patient controls the robot arm with their thoughts: If they think about wanting to move their right hand, the robot arm is activated. If they imagine themselves moving their left hand, the robot arm will, for instance, lift up a cup of coffee. More at PysOrg . . .

Already a reality using chimps in labs.