MIT's new robot takes orders from your muscles

Popular Science | 5/22/2019 | Staff
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The system also interprets more subtle motions, something it can do thanks to artificial intelligence. To tell the robotic arm to lift up or down in a more nuanced way, a person with the electrodes on their upper arm can move their wrist slightly up twice, or down once, and the bot does your bidding. To accomplish this, DelPreto used a neural network, an AI system that learns from data. The neural network interprets the EMG signals coming from the human’s biceps and triceps, analyzing what it sees some 80 times per second, and then telling the robot arm what to do.

It’s easy to see how a system like this could help anyone tasked with doing physical labor, and this research was partially funded by Boeing. “We can see this being used...
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