Robo-One Tournament shows off thought-controlled robot

We now have more proof from the front lines of robotics research that the upcoming sci-fi epic The Surrogates is simply an early look at the very real near future. Created by indie-tinkerer Taku Ichikawa of the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, this new robot actually responds to the thoughts of its master.

The non-invasive thought-control interface was specially designed to help Ichikawa and his robot successfully compete in the latest Robo-One robot battle in Toyama, Japan. While the implications for future surgery and space exploration using this human-to-robot dynamic are fascinating, the possible gaming applications are enough to boggle the mind.

Via Mainichi News