• Question: Do you think that if robot could be controlled by the human mind, they would perform better? by using the human brain as an interface, research at MIT proves that they are able to correct themselves by classifying brainwaves, do you think this is an appropriate method?

    Asked by Marshmallow to Dmitry, Iulia, Katie, Ollie on 16 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Dmitry Dereshev

      Dmitry Dereshev answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      If robots could correctly interpret those signals that brain sends – that would be be an amazing improvement! If nothing else, it will improve robot coordination. Even in our own bodies some time passes between the brain making a decision and the muscles to act on that decision.

      So, having the brain wired more directly, outside of clumsy physical controls certainly sounds like a promising idea!

    • Photo: Iulia Motoc

      Iulia Motoc answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      Yes, I think they might perform better. However, you cannot have a human controlling the robot all the time. That might be a bit inconvenient.

      Using brainwaves to correct the behaviour or decisions of the robots might be a better approach.