Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis is one of the world’s leading researchers into using the mind to control machines. He is involved in the “Walk Again Project” which aims to build a suit that a paraplegic person can wear and control so that he or she can kick a football at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Howard Burton of The Ideas Roadshow talks with Dr. Nicolelis about Minds and Machines and the rapidly emerging field of brain-machine interfaces.
Dr. Nicolelis discusses the future for neuroprosthetic research on Canadian Broadcasting’s ‘Quirks & Quarks’ with Bob McDonald.
The February 21 Nature Podcast highlights the work of Dr. Nicolelis “feeding brain signals into computers to control things in the outside world
Can reading the mind allow us to use thought control to move artificial limbs?
Brain-machine interfaces and neuroprosthetics
Dr. Nicolelis discusses his research with Ernie Hood, host of Radio In-Vivo, WCOM, Carrboro, NC.
Dr. Nicolelis discusses new partnership with the Sabará Hospital of Sao Paulo in providing quality prenatal care at the Garibaldi Womens Clinic in Natal.
Scientific American online interview – Mindful Motion: Miguel Nicolelis and Mind-Powered Robots; and Creating Science Cities in Brazil and Beyond – (January 2008)
NPR Transcript: Interview: Dr. Miguel Nicolelis on recent research teaching monkeys to direct robotic arms with their minds (October 2003)
Researchers teach monkeys to control a robot arm using only brain signals. While the actions are rudimentary, scientists are now wondering: When are humans next? Listen