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Brain-Robot Interface for Controlling a Remote Robot Arm

  • Eduardo Iáñez
  • M. Clara Furió
  • José M. Azorín
  • José Alejandro Huizzi
  • Eduardo Fernández
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5602)

Abstract

This paper describes a technique based on electroencephalography (EEG) to control a robot arm. This technology could eventually allow people with severe disabilities to control robots that can help them in daily living activities. The EEG-based Brain Computer Interface (BCI) developed consists in register the brain rhythmic activity through a electrodes situated on the scalp in order to differentiate one cognitive process from rest state and use it to control one degree of freedom of the robot arm. In the paper the processing and classifier algorithm are described and an analysis of their parameters has been made with the objective of find the optimum configuration that allow obtaining the best results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Iáñez
    • 1
  • M. Clara Furió
    • 2
  • José M. Azorín
    • 1
  • José Alejandro Huizzi
    • 3
  • Eduardo Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Virtual Reality and Robotics LabUniversidad Miguel Hernández de ElcheElcheSpain
  2. 2.Bioengineering InstituteUniversidad Miguel Hernández de ElcheElcheSpain
  3. 3.Hospital General Universitario de AlicanteSpain

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