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A $200 off-the-shelf brain control interface is being used to power an Australian-developed telepresence robot that allows people with limited upper limb mobility to attend work or school remotely.
Created by Melbourne-based company Aubot, the brain-controlled telepresence robot dubbed 'Teleport' uses the MindWave mind control interface to track the focus of a user's brain. Once a person concentrates over a certain threshold, the robot moves.
Users blink their eyes twice to move the 1.1m to 1.7m tall robot forwards, backwards, left and right. The robot can be controlled using a touchscreen tablet or Android smartphone connected to the internet. A wide angle lens provides a large field of view and sensors at the front and back prevent collisions.
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