New robot 'steered by human thought': Honda

Honda Reseach Institute president Yasuhisa Arai (L) and Mitsuo Kawato, Japan's ATR computational Neuroscience Laboratories director, stand next to a brain-machine interface, equipped with special headgear to measure slight electrical current and blood flow change occuring in the brain, at Japanese auto giant Honda's headquarters in Tokyo.
Japan's Honda said Tuesday it had developed a robot steered by human thought, thanks to a helmet-like device that measures a person's brain activity and sends signals to the machine.

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