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École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL): Telepresence robots can give people with disabilities the feeling of being home


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José del R. Millán, Defitech Chair for non-invasive brain machine interfaces at EPFL, and Robert Leeb, from EPFL’s Center for Neuroprosthetics, explain how people with disabilities can control telepresence robots or a wheelchair using only mental commands. A study published in June 2015 in the Proceedings of the IEEE shows that disabled people manage to take the control of a telepresence robot as precisely as valid persons.

 

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