Robotic Embodiment

Jul 10, 2012 | Tech News

WHAT IS IT?
A Bar-Ilan University student was able to control the movements of a robot that was 2,000 miles away in France. It’s the first time a robot has been directly controlled in this manner.

WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
As science and technology continue to progress in this area, the combination of mind control and pervasive global networking can lead to interesting applications. Did you forget to turn off your lights at home or to lock your front door? Now all you have to do is think about doing it while at work, and have your SmartHome take care of it. Or you can take working remotely to a whole new level. But if something can convert your thoughts into commands, is it essentially reading your mind? Better pull out your tin foil hats!

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