Controlling Robots Using EEG Signals, Since 1988

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 207)


The paper considers the emergence of the field of controlling robots using EEG signals. It looks back to the first result in the field, achieved in 1988. From a viewpoint of EEG driven control, it was the first result in controlling a physical object using EEG signals. The paper gives details of the development of the research infrastructure which enabled such a result, including description of the lab setup and algorithms. The paper also gives a description of the scientific context in which the result was achieved by giving a short overview of the first ten papers in the field of EEG driven control.


psychokinesis EEG control of physical objects EEG control of robots biosignal processing contingent negative variation contingent alpha rhythm variation probability density distribution real-time EEG control 


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  1. 1.South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburgUSA

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