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Paul Root Wolpe had a talk “It’s time to questions bio-engineering” on TED.

In the talk, there are applications of Brain Computer Interface (BCI):

  • Monkey controls robotic arm with brain computer interface. The monkey sits in a room watching monitor and are put on EEG electrodes. In other room, there are robotic arm and camera. The monkey can see from the monitor what happens to robotic arm in the other room through camera. First, the monkey moves his own arm and robotic arm will make the same movement. After some repetitions, the monkey stops moving his arm and the robotic arm moves with the monkey’s will.
  • Flies and other insects are put on a chip to their “brain”. Then engineers can control the insects to fly with a remote control. Infact, engineers and scientist have made breakthrough with mammals: rats. Here animals are losing the autonomy of their bodies. There are ethical questions on consciousness and autonomy.
  • Eels’ brain is put in gel which is put on electrodes. This bio-electronic system is put in a mobile robot as the main controller. The robot has a sensor and wheels. The robot can move toward the light although there are no programming codes to do so. A robot which is directly controlled by brain. (My notes: other researchers in different countries have successfully use rat brain tissues, see here)

Enjoy the video:

Nürnberg, 26 Februari 2012


This is a short video of Brain Computer Interface research in Bandung, Indonesia.

The research is conducted in the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (STEI) in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).


standard 10-20 system of electrode placement for EEG


On my Brain Robot Blog, I start writing about mind reading using Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). There is a mailing list about it. I found something interesting in IEEE Spectrum about Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) in the 19th century.

Just visit my blog!

I have just made a new blog called Brain Robot Research. This blog is about brain-computer interface, brain robot and brain machine interaction. I did my master project in the BrainRobot research group of the Institute für Automatissierungstechnik (IAT) in the Universität Bremen. So some of my experiences will be put in this blog. I am also “doing” my master thesis there at the time I write this.

The link adress is if you would like to see.

The first writing is The First Neuron, as an introduction. The other postings are about my experience with BrainRobot in the CeBit 2008 in Hannover. They are

The postings told too much about the past this time. I will make the following posting about the future of this brain research.


Im CeBit 2008 sind BrainRobot Forschungsgruppe von der IAT der Universität Bremen nach Hannover gefahren. IAT ist Institute für Automatissierungstechnik an der Universität Bremen. Ich habe in dieser Gruppe teilgenommen.  Der Schwerpunkt der unseren Forschung ist BCI (Brain-Computer Interface oder Gehirn-Komputer Schnittstelle).

Ich schreibe meine Erfahrung mit ihr in diesem Blog. Viel Spaß!