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Happening now remarkable story to share with you about the power of the mind when -- show you the man who was paralyzed.
Hooked up to dozens of electrodes on his head there you can see the -- he's wearing well this allows him to move a robot.
And this robot is 62 miles away from him.
Scientists in Switzerland say that he's controlling its movement simply by thinking about them joining us live is Lance ulanoff who is editor in chief of national dot com.
This is pretty cool stuff Lance how -- this work -- -- also you know.
It's not invasive it's not like it's going inside the brain it's really beating electrical impulses.
On the put through basically through the -- inside the brain and be patient thinks about what they want to do.
And then that's transmitted to the robot the -- -- -- really innovative things that scientists did here was they cut out the noise.
They cut out sort of.
For pain impulses random thoughts so what they said -- here's an action and once -- take the action don't do anything else like tell the world about to move.
Until I tell you otherwise and then it waits for its next action which could be stopped or completed.
That's a really powerful thing because that's going to make the robot ten times more effective for people who can't really do things on the wrong.
Talk to us about some practical uses here we mentioned going into the break the soldiers returning.
-- from battle who may find themselves.
Paralyzed or -- other kind of different difficulties what else is out there is a potential use for this stuff.
Well you know it's a -- they -- 62 miles away but it's going to be just as you so.
Useful ten feet away because if you can't go over and get something you can't pick up a cop.
You can't open the refrigerator you can't answer the door.
You can think about it and have the robot -- -- -- you can have the robot greet guests and he really just about anything you can imagine it really a lot depends on the power and quality of the robot how many things it can do because it really becomes a matter of training your mind.
Then program in the robot and having to do things and you know over in Japan right now they're building home health -- robots.
That are there to assist their -- there aging population so imagine if you can't speak and you need the robot to pick you up well you just think it.
And the -- but does it so this is I think it really is kind of a powerful and called breakthrough but obviously looks like it's pretty far away from practical use.
-- off as editor in chief of -- -- dot com cool stuff Lance thanks very much for coming in thanks and talking to us about it it's my pleasure.
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