"Controlling Robots With Your Thoughts"

"A clever new system helps paralyzed patients and computers work together to control a robot, helping to connect locked-in people with the world. Over recent months, in José del R. Millán’s computer science lab in Switzerland, a little round robot, similar to a Roomba with a laptop mounted on it (right), bumped its way through an office space filled with furniture and people. Nothing special, except the robot was being controlled from a clinic more than 60 miles away—and not with a joystick or keyboard, but with the brain waves of a paralyzed patient."

Read more: http://discovermagazine.com/2011/dec/09-mind-over-motor-controlling-robots-with-your-thoughts#.URVNKmeY-So