Honda connects the brain to robot

The Japanese Honda, in particular specialized in industrial robots, has demonstrated the use of a scanner for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI or magnetic resonance imaging) that detects brain signals and transmit them to a robot in order to drive Hand artificially. Lorsque the person in the MRI has waved his hand and made the sign ‘V’, the robot’s hand movements has reproduced! The system is still limited to the detection of a few simple gestures, and it will take time before being decoded complex movements. Similarly, we have to evolve singularly PMI technologies to reduce the size and weight. However, the “brain machine interface ‘, the interface between the human brain and machine, developed by Honda Research Institute Japan, opens up new perspectives. In particular, the science fiction we prepared the model of the implant and the direct connection in the brain, but rather Honda opens the door to logging without surgery! One can imagine that in a time that could ultimately prove to be of shorter, keyboard or mobile phone disappear, as well as persons with disabilities will steer mentally appliances. Honda and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, partners on this project, considering the first time in a practical application of this new methodology in Asimo, the robot ‘human’ Honda, and especially industrial applications in the automotive, without the surprise main activity of Japanese.