The user wears a cap fitted with electrodes that read the users' brain waves and allow them to control the device through these sensors. The machine “reads these” electrodes so that it starts walking. Running so far is out of the question.
“We’re on track so—the most important part is the human part. They’re all trained and all ready to go,” said Nicolelis of the volunteers who are trained to operate the machine. - ABC News
Roger Pontz, a 55-year-old former weightlifter with retinitis pigmentosa, is one of the four people in the U.S. with an artificial retina. The implant is part of a high-tech system that allows him to catch glimpses of the world for the first time years.
President Obama briefly played soccer with a robot during his visit to Japan on Thursday. The President has been emphasizing technology along with security concerns during his visit. (April 24)