Comprehensive review on brain-controlled mobile robots and robotic arms based on electroencephalography signals


There is a significant progress in the development of brain-controlled mobile robots and robotic arms in the recent years. New advances in electroencephalography (EEG) technology have led to the possibility of controlling external devices, such as robots, directly via the brain. The development of brain-controlled robotic devices has allowed people with bodily disabilities to enhance their mobility, individuality, and many types of activity. This paper provides a comprehensive review of EEG signal processing in robot control, including mobile robots and robotic arms, especially based on noninvasive brain computer interface systems. Various filtering approaches, feature extraction techniques, and machine learning algorithms for EEG classification are discussed and summarized. Finally, the conditions of the environments in which robots are used and robot types are also discussed.

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Aljalal, M., Ibrahim, S., Djemal, R. et al. Comprehensive review on brain-controlled mobile robots and robotic arms based on electroencephalography signals. Intel Serv Robotics (2020).

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  • Brain–computer interface (BCI)
  • Brain-controlled robotic systems
  • EEG
  • Intelligent system
  • P300