This is interesting. I was just checking the news feed sites that I’m registered with when I came across a story which could be lifted right out of a science fiction scenario; University of Washington researchers can control, albeit in a somewhat limited capacity, the movement of a humanoid robot with signals from a human brain.
I’m not going to go into all the moral implications that this might one day produce, simply because I’m really excited about this nascent step in remote autonomy.
The humanoid robot saunters across the lab. Responding to cues from a graduate student’s brain activity, the robot picks up one of the objects, and carries it to a location of the person’s choice.