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Control a Robot Using Your Brain!
Demo

Kendall/MIT Open Space: Robot Petting Zoo

Oct 9, 2022

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow interactions with a computer system by means of one’s brain activity. The most common type of BCIs measure the electrical activity of the brain through Electroencephalography (EEG) by electrodes set non-invasively. To build a BCI, a person is instructed to perform one or more mental actions (e.g. imagine you are moving your hand, or imagine an object), after which a classification algorithm is trained to recognize the recorded activity. For each class of mental activity recognized, an action can be associated and triggered on a computer system. This system can be, for example, a wheelchair, a microwave or …a robot! Come and try it out! To learn more about this technology and how we use it, please visit: https://braini.io

Fiction and Science of Brain Interfacing
Lecture

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater

Oct 5, 2022

Building on 15 years of our experience in designing and creating the most cutting edge interaction – fusion between the brain and computer, brain-computer interfaces, in our project NeuraFutures we are touching upon implanting memories, reading your dreams while you sleep and communicating a thought between two different people throughout the continents. We analyzed 450+ books, movies, TV shows to give our audience a better picture of what brain computer interfaces are and are not. From science to science fiction, from 1641’s brain in a jar to 2021’s Rick and Morty’s memory transfer helmet.

Guided Tour of NeuraFutures Installation
Tour

MIT Media Lab, E 14, Lower Lobby, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2022

Building on 15 years of our experience in designing and creating the most cutting edge interaction – fusion between the brain and computer, brain-computer interface, during the guided tour of our NeuraFutures installation we are touching upon the following questions: is it possible to implant memories? read your dreams while you sleep? communicate a thought between two different people throughout the continents? control your dog? We explore together with our audience the multitude of scenarios, use cases, form-factors of some of the most futuristic systems imagined by science fiction over the past 500 years like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Star Trek among others.

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