Artificial intelligence is the new thing in technology. Robots are going to become more than characters in an SF movie. They are going to help us drive our cars and do jobs that we are tired of doing. In order to do so, they need to figure out what we want and how we want it to be done.
Since many people are scared that robots will make mistakes, researchers are trying to make them better. Experts from Boston University have managed to design a robot that can read our brain signals. This tech is able to read our minds and correct its own mistakes. We don’t even need to tell the robot that it has done something wrong.
This robot can read out brain signals, see what it has done wrong, and correct it immediately. This telepathic communication can be the best thing for technology. It is going to create a bond between the device and the person that is using it. This way people won’t be afraid to be in a self-driving car. They will drive it with their mind.
In order to develop this mind-reading device, the scientists used a brain-computer interface (BCI). Despite the fact that this tech in not new, they managed to design the robot in such a way as to learn without needing a person to teach it. Before this study, experts needed to train the robot by using a BCI.
When we make a mistake or see somebody else make one, we release brain signals that are called error-related potentials (ErrPs). This is what the researchers used in order to make the robot. The scientists let untrained people control the robots with their brain signals.
The telepathy that was created between this robot and the person that controls it can be used on other devices too. If researchers were to continue this study, they could use this tech for other robots including those utilized for autonomous cars.
Just imagine a world where you can control everything with your mind. Although it might seem like a fantasy right now, with the way things are going; it might be a real thing in a few years. Robots that can read brain signals may be the new trend in technology.
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