Honda lets your mind do the work

by Mark R

I’m sure that all of you have heard of Asimo, Honda’s robot that moves with surprising grace. It would appear that Honda Research Institute are working together to make the human mind work together with this artificial body.

Yes, Honda has finally created the world’s first Brain Machine Interface. All a user needs to do is sit with some skull cap interface on, and (electroencephalography) EEG and NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) sensors can detect your thoughts and transmit them into action for Asimo.

I watched Honda’s video of this new science. They really hyped it up by introducing a world where we can open our trunk with a thought, or turn on our heater when it gets too cold. I have a video of it after the jump if you would like to see it for yourself.

So are we looking at an age where we just sit on our duffs with our Brain Interface helmet while our mind-controlled robots cater to our every need? If so, then hopefully the interface will not be as large as the beautyshop hairdryer interface that we see in the picture.

I can’t believe that I am discussing an age of humanity where mind-controlled robots lull us into a state of apathy, and all I am concerned about is the ease of the interface. Should I get into the Matrix now or just wait for the machines to take over?

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