Since the beginning of the robotics industry robots have been stealing our jobs. But Baxter is still our loyal pawn at MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory. Researchers at MIT and Boston University have been working to help develop mind controlled robotics.
Baxter is a simple robot that can perform simple object sorting tasks. The human-controlled robot can decipher and process brain waves of humans within 10 milliseconds. It does all this magic with the help of an electroencephalogram (EEG). An electroencephalogram is an electrophysiological monitoring method that records the electrical activity going on in our brains. The person controlling the robot has to wear the electrodes along the scalp of his brain and then the voltages fluctuations are measured. These voltage fluctuations are a result of the ionic current within the neurons of the brain. Must read Now Google Smart AI Will Not Ask If You Are A Robot; Here Is How
So, what if the humans notice that the robot made a mistake? The researches have written algorithms which will check if the human mentally agrees or disagrees with the robot’s action. The robot will then correct it in real time. One could say that the robot feels embarrassed and he does not want you disappointed. The director of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Daniela L.Rus said that you don’t have to think in a certain way, the machine adapts to you and not the other way around. Also read ‘Members only’– Tinder Secret Version For Rich And Beautiful People
The researchers believe that this new technology is much more than a party trick. It can go a long way. Baxter could be developed to do much more complex tasks than what it currently does. It could be used in aspects such as making driver-less cars, in factory work and it could be used by people who can’t communicate because of paralysis.
This is the era of technology where you don’t have to push a button, type a command or even say a word, you just have to think, and the robot will do it. It’s better no?