Researchers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering have developed a new high-tech noninvasive skull cap that allows people to control a flying robot using only their mind. This first-of-its-kind system has the potential to help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases regain mobility and independence. The study was published recently in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Neural Engineering. Five subjects (three female and two male) who took part in the study were each able to successfully control the four-blade flying robot, also known as a quadcopter, quickly and accurately for a sustained amount of time.
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