Researchers Give Robot Ability to Control Person Arm Using Electrodes

Researchers from France’s Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics have demonstrated a new technique that allows a robot to control both its own arm and a person’s arm to manipulate objects in a collaborative manner. The robot controls the human limb by sending small electrical currents to electrodes taped to the person’s forearm and biceps, which allows it to command the elbow and hand to move. Accroding to researchers, from the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics the approach is still in the proof of concept stage, but they are confident that performing more complex tasks is possible. Their goal is to develop robotic technologies that can help people suffering from paralysis and other disabilities to regain some of their motor skills. For more information watch video below.


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